Dawn Brothers

Who said roots can only ever be retro?

Although it may seem as if the Dawn Brothers arrived from the past through a time machine, these players are focused firmly on the present – and the future! The band have announced their new album Classic, which is due for release on October 12th via V2 Records.

The Dawn Brothers have released the singles Sweet Love & Summer Jam 2017 leading up to the release of the second album. The band sound like a vintage van with the engine of a sports car. It couldn’t be more clear: the dusk has made way for the dawn of an entirely new era, in which the sixties and seventies are still the starting point but no longer the destination. What is? Somewhere in the middle of nowhere, where it smells of recently dropped fresh rain and a slide guitar howling in the distance. Oddly resembling characters from a Quentin Tarantino film, the Dawn Brothers pause briefly to smoke a stub. ‘Sex, drugs and rock-‘n-roll’, that’s serious business for these Rotterdam rockers. Full throttle without fuss, seems to be the slogan.

It helps that the level within the band has become so high that it is almost beyond the point to give each other feedback, however constructive. Instead, every band member feels urged to perform at his very best time and again. Every cog is crucial, from Roman de Vos’ spacious keys to Rafael Schwiddessen’s balanced drums. The machine that emerges when the Dawn Brothers come together can simply not be stopped: only last year, the band played over 150 shows. In a span of just ten months, the band played the legendary Paradiso seven times, while the quartet is also rapidly becoming a household name in Germany and the UK.