Fri 22nd November
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Grit-pop duo Thanks Brother release their first single of 2019, â€˜We Caught Itâ€™, on Friday 18th January. This is the second single from the pair, following 2018â€™s â€˜We Are Differentâ€™ which saw the band playlisted on national radio and perform live on The Late Late Show and The Today Show and followed on with sold out shows in Dublin and Paris. â€˜We Caught Itâ€™ is a slice of anthemic pop, describing magic moments of lost inhibitions. Co-produced and mixed by Grammy Award winner Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran) the songs crisp production highlights Oâ€™s powerful vocals, evoking shades of Florence and The Machine and HAIM.
Thanks Brother is comprised of RÃ³isÃn O, who has enjoyed great success as a solo act since her debut album â€˜The Secret Life of Blueâ€™, and John Broe, formerly the writer and singer with Irish band Miracle Bell. They beganÂ writing songs together in 2014, originally for a RÃ³isÃn O solo album, however realising that there was an undeniable creative chemistry when writing, they embarked on the collaborative project Thanks Brother at the beginning of 2018.
The band’s unusual name comes from a chance encounter that took place at a concert in Ireland, where the duo met one of their screen heroes, actor Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, Three Billboards), whose brief response to a gushing Broe’s praise was simply,Thanks Brother.
Thanks Brother have also written songs thatÂ have been used for television series andÂ advertisingÂ campaignsÂ as well asÂ co-writing for other artists.Â The pair recently co-wroteÂ singlesÂ withÂ Irish band The Coronas, including â€˜Real Feelâ€™, the first U.S. single from their chart-toppingÂ Trust the Wire album. Â
â€˜We Caught Itâ€™ is the first of four single releases this year culminating in an EP this winter. The video for the song is shot by the duo on their iPhones when they were crashing a Christmas party in December. RÃ³isÃn explains, â€˜It was a spur of the moment decision to film it while we were at The Google Christmas Party in the RDS… which we weren’t really supposed to be atâ€¦ but it all sort of fit in with the imagery of the song: doing shit you’re not supposed to when you’re drunk.â€™