The Brute Chorus came to London from the four corners of the land to pursue their interests at college in Greenwich.
Comprising West Country vicar’s son James Steel (Guitars, Vocals), Cumbria’s Nick Foots (multi-instrumentalist & vocals) and Matthew Day (drums & percussion son of a Quaker morris man) ‘ who both grew up in the shadow of Sellafield – and Dave Ferrett (bass) from Essex, they’ve been combining garage, blues and folk music with a scatology of Biblical stories, nursery rhymes and fairy tales since March. They’ve been taking it to the people with sets at The Secret Garden Party, Danny McNamara’s The Aftershow in Manchester, and a monthly residency at Camden’s infamous Hawley Arms pub and became MySpace front page featured artists along the way. They live together in a flat in Whitechapel formerly inhabited by Bow Wow Wow, so they claim.
The band’s first release was a charming offering of psyched-out garage-folk put out on the Hawley Arms backed Bumpman records. The ltd edition AA side 7‘ sold out ‘ and is currently available for download.
In a word: brute-iful