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Younger Brother

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(2002 – present)

Younger Brother was formed by Simon Posford (Hallucinogen, Shpongle) and Benji Vaughan (Prometheus, The Zap!) in 2002.

The name “Younger Brother” is inspired by an indigenous Colombian tribe called The Kogi, for whom the band wrote their first song. The Kogi refer to themselves as “Elder Brothers” and the people of western civilisations as “Younger Brothers.”

The debut album A Flock of Bleeps released on Posford’s Twisted Records in 2003 has taken on cult status in the underground electronica scenes around the world. The duo has since then been drawing crowds in the thousands from London to Tokyo, New York to Australia.

Their second album, The Last Days Of Gravity was released in October 2007 on Twisted Records.

This album narrowly missed out on a mercury prize nomination in 2008 when it was voted 19th( the top 12 are nominated)

Since the release of The Last Days Of Gravity the band have been touring the world with a five piece band. At the moment it comprises Ru Campbell on vocals, Marc Brownstein on Bass, Tommy Hamilton on guitar and Joe Russo on Drums.

In November 2008 the full band convened at Assault and Battery studios in north London, UK, to commence recording of their third album. By recording with a full band Younger brother have propelled their music to a new level. The fruits of this recording session should be revealed by summer 2009 followed by extensive touring of the US and the world.

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  • shephard_advis

    Vaccine Electronic has real YB sound. This is actually what I've expected from Younger Brother.

    24 May 6:55am Reply
  • Keolia

    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice~

    14 May 11:07pm Reply
  • gtutor

    FINNAALLLYY Vaccine Electronic is out! (through the YB app) and its amazing! still waiting for a high quality download though.

    5 May 1:59am Reply
  • Bubimann

    simon says

    18 Mar 9:04pm Reply
  • Rakoontay

    I tried to give it a chance, listened to Younger Brother several times but just.. can't.. get onto it. Maybe if there were no singing/vocals it would be better for me.

    12 Mar 4:19pm Reply
  • BreakfastPills

    Newest album is... different.

    13 Feb 6:52pm Reply
  • e_ndorphine

    Everything's rosy, it's so cozy inside my mind We're still friends

    28 Jan 9:39pm Reply
  • sb3_m_pt

    Vaccine is a lovely album [4] !!! I love it. Soft yet intense, emotional and soothing...

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • cometbus

    its been awhile...

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • darkestinsanity

    oh my

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • weirdosoheil

    i cant believe Train is fuckin awesome

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • weirdosoheil

    Train <3 <3 <3 <3

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • PuckettN67

    Vaccine is a lovely album [3] I've greatly enjoyed everything YB has put out.

    11 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Just_AUM

    Vaccine is great. Thank you.

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Woodawgy

    The comparisons of 'Vaccine' to Coldplay are annoying. I would be interested to know the age breakdown between the positive and negative reviews of that album. I'm willing to bet that the majority of negative reviews are from club kiddies who listen to nothing but dance club style tunes. I happen to like all of their albums for what they are.

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Helijn

    wow!

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
  • weirdosoheil

    Vaccine is a lovely album. (2)

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • Crusheer

    Vaccine is a lovely album.

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • Zrbit

    Psychic Gibbon ... holyyy shitttttt [2]

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • frost_chocolate

    Psychic Gibbon ... holyyy shitttttt

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
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