Over bepaalde bands raken we nooit uitgesproken. Komt ervan als je beregoed bent!
En hier zijn we weer met Brutus. Het Leuvense trio is zo wat de vaste waarde geworden van de festivalpodia, en ook het buitenland (met contract van Sargent House op zak) valt voor het geluidskanon Brutus.
Omdat ze ons graag zien, en tuurlijk wat extra promo kunnen gebruiken, deelt Brutus Baby Seal, een track van hun debuur Burst die onlangs live in Parijs in de Red Bull Studios werd opgenomen.
Mis Brutus niet in België:
Jul 08 – Sjock Festival – Gierle
Jul 14 – Rock Herk – Herk-De-Stad
Jul 15 – Dour Festival – Dour
Jul 28 – Rock Olmen – Olmen
Aug 06 – OLT – Rivierenhof – Antwerp
Aug 09 – Lokerse Feesten – Lokeren
Aug 26 – Akkerpop – Meer
Sep 01 – Villa Pace – Sint Niklaas
Dec 21 – Vooruit – Gent – Autumn Falls with Kapitain Korsakov and Cocaine Piss (club show)
Ahead of their heavy European festival run this summer, Belgium’s BRUTUS have revealed a new live session version of track ‘Baby Seal’, filmed and recorded live at Red Bull Studios in Paris. ‘Baby Seal’ is taken from the band’s debut album ‘Burst’, which is out now via Hassle Records.
Describing the track, Stefanie reveals ‘Baby Seal’ is “just a simple rock song, maybe the most classic song Brutus can build. Rock hard, hit harder!”; a statement that certainly shines true on this live session recording. “The lyrics came to me by accident. I was singing the word “see” and Stijn was hearing the word “seal”. Simple as that, Baby Seal”, Stefanie explains, “But. This could have been a funny anecdote, nothing more, nothing less. But it’s not”. In fact, this spawned the true creative and drive behind the song, as Stefanie goes on to reveal; “I was hit by the idea to make a real song about a Baby Seal, clubbed to death. As a vegan, I love animals a lot and if it’s up to me, this is the new anthem against animal abuse! :)”.
Hailing from Leuven, Belgium, BRUTUS create a pummelling, meteor-shower of sound. Stefanie mixes black-metal blast beats with math-rock flourishes whilst belting the most impassioned vocals, shifting from deceptively melodic to out-right larynx-punishing in the blink of an eye, whilst guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden takes ethereal post-rock tones to hardcore punk levels of speed and energy aside Peter Mulders’ powerful sub-frequency shift. The three collide to make a sound as monolithic and frantic as it is emotive. Trouble comes in threes. So does Brutus
Order ‘Burst’ now via all the traditional retail platforms.
Catch Brutus live across the summer, including a just-announced show at London’s The Dome in September, as main support for Black Foxxes. For further details and tickets, visit the band’s facebook page.
BRUTUS – UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS
Jun 14 – Supersonic – Paris (FR)
Jul 01 – Conincx Pop – Elsloo (NL)
Jul 07 – 2000 Trees Festival – Gloucester (UK)
Jul 08 – Sjock Festival – Gierle (BE)
Jul 14 – Rock Herk – Herk-De-Stad (BE)
Jul 15 – Dour Festival – Dour (BE)
Jul 22 – Welcome To The Village – Leeuwarden (NL)
Jul 28 – Rock Olmen – Olmen (BE)
Jul 29 – Rock Im Wald – Michelau (DE)
Aug 01 – Sounddrive Festival – Gdansk (PL)
Aug 06 – OLT – Rivierenhof – Antwerp (BE)
Aug 09 – Lokerse Feesten – Lokeren (BE)
Aug 13 – Sziget Festival – Budapest (HU)
Aug 19 – ArcTanGent Festival – Bristol (UK)
Aug 26 – Akkerpop – Meer (BE)
Sep 01 – Villa Pace – St Nicolas (BE)
Sep 02 – Misty Fields – Heusden (NL)
Sep 16 – Breda Barst – Breda (NL) Sept 20-23 – Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg (DE)
Sep 29 – Tufnell Park Dome – London (UK) (club show)
Dec 21 – Vooruit – Gent (BE) – Autumn Falls with Kapitain Korsakov and Cocaine Piss (club show)