Fresh from a blistering set supporting The Amazons in Cardiff, indie four-piece The Collier have revealed their first musical offering of 2019 – the beautifully cinematic ‘Brother’.
The new music comes ahead of a string of live dates that will see the band perform Notting Hill Arts Club on March 4th, O2 Islington Academy 2 (Supporting LONA) on April 17th and Live At Leeds Festival on May 4th.
Boasting cinematic soundscape and emotively driven songwriting, Ali Staton (PJ Harvey, Snow Patrol) produced ‘Brother’ is a melancholy ode to friendship, frontman Joshua Hixson explains:
“When you see someone you care about that’s unhappy, it drives you to want to pick them up and tell them you love them. I tend to have trouble expressing myself, so I try to express myself through song. Basically, cutting through all the bullshit of male bravado “i’m fine” and “don’t open up or you’ll look weak”. What I am saying is I see through that shit. I’m aware of it. I suffer from it too. I’m gonna help you, just when I figure it out for myself.”
Comprised of Joshua Hixson (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Ellis Davis (backing vocals and lead guitar), Shaun Bowie (bass) and George Rutherford (Drums), The Collier draws influence from leading alt-rock figures from The National to Sun Kil Moon, and Radiohead to Biffy Clyro.
March 3rd London, Notting Hill Arts Club (Communion Club)
April 3rd Swansea, Bunkhouse(Supporting LONA)
April 4th Bournemouth, Anvil (Supporting LONA)
April 8th Manchester, Eagle (Supporting LONA)
April 9th Leeds, Oporto (Supporting LONA)
April 10th Glasgow, Stereo (Supporting LONA)
April 11th Newcastle, Think Tank (Supporting LONA)
April 13th Liverpool, Sound Basement (Supporting LONA)
April 15th Stoke, Sugarmill (Supporting LONA)
April 16th Birmingham, Flapper (Supporting LONA)
April 17th London, 02 Islington Academy 2 (Supporting LONA)
May 4th Leeds Live at Leeds Festival