LISTEN UP!

We’ve been tracking a new(ish) ,eclectic Californian band  BRAINSTORY for some months now. They comprise  brothers Kevin and Tony Martin (on guitar/vocals and bass, respectfully) and Eric Hagstrom (drums) and we’ve enjoyed their singles ‘Nobody But You’, ‘Gift Of Life’ and ‘Hanging On’. Between them they delivered a charming spin on blue-eyed soul…  and a lot more.

Their people tell us that there’s a Brainstory album on the way. It’s enthusiastically title ‘Sounds Good’ (let’s hope so) and it’s due in April. In the meantime, the trio have just released a new single that pairs a harmonic ‘Listen’ with a folksy ‘Too Yung’ (their spelling, by the way). Both deliver a quirky mix of indie, blue-eyed soul and West Coast guitar twang… intriguing and soothing. Out now via Big Crown Records.

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