Dusk Brothers are a 'dark swamp blues' two-man-band from Bristol, UK.
Since 2015 brothers Graeme and Iain (E) Moncrieﬀ have, in every sense, been building their unusual and distinctively dark, bluesy sound from the ground up. Their unique and visceral live shows have astounded audiences and begun to accrue a dedicated fanbase at gigs and festivals across the UK, including the acclaimed Buckle & Boots Country Festival in 2018 and Boxstock - the UK’s very own cigar box guitar festival in Wolverhampton.
Using custom built guitars, percussive stomp-boxes with foot operated cymbals, various percussion instruments made from old oil cans and the likes, and valve guitar ampliﬁers built from scratch in their own workshop combined with vocal harmonies and blues harp, the brothers are two one-man-bands playing simultaneously to make an incredibly huge sound for only two men.
The lyrical inspiration for Dusk Brothers' songs that include themes of betrayal, revenge, and alcohol, often comes either from personal experience or from the darker times in close friends’ lives. The songs are metaphors. Fantastical, but a release for feelings and thoughts otherwise imprisoned inside Graeme's introverted mind.
Dusk Brothers’ much anticipated debut EP ’Storms, Rum, Liars and Guns' has now been recorded and will be released imminently. Two tracks from this EP, ‘Hold On, and 'The Damage Done’, are currently available as a free download at their website -www.duskbrothers.com. 2019 will bring many more live shows and the Moncrieﬀ brothers will set aside time to return to the studio and record the debut Dusk Brothers album.
Sound Affects -
Iggy Gould - vocals, guitar, and banjo.
Cath York - vocals, violin and viola, flute, ukulele, melodica, and recorders.
Sound Affects is a unique, highly experienced, and skilled alternative acoustic duo, which performs original material, arranged in an acoustic format, with echoes of classical and folk music.
As well as being classically trained while young, we have played in alternative and indie rock bands for many years; and we think we have brought that “alternative vibe” into our acoustic performances.
We have worked with and alongside many notable artists over the years including: Rick Buckler and Bruce Foxton; The Killertones; The English Beat; DreadZone; Kingmaker; King Kurt; Dodgy; Mark Morriss; Pope (featuring Chris Pope, formerly of The Chords); Inspiral Carpets; The Gift; Roddy Radiation and the Skabilly Rebels; B-Side Players; and The Champions Inc. We are regulars on the UK classic scootering and folk festival scene.
Find out more - http://www.soundaffects.band/sound-affects-home.html