London based alt-rock quintet ‘The Mispers‘ are to release their second single, ‘Brother’, on March 3rd as part of their first self-titled mini-EP. ‘Brother’ follows 2013’s ‘Coasts’ and comes off the back of the band’s inclusion in Clash Magazine’s ‘Next Wave Class of 2014’ list as well as being Zane Lowe’s ‘Next Hype’ on BBC Radio 1 recently.
Of ‘Brother’, on which the band again worked with Duncan Mills (Jake Bugg, Peace), frontman Jack Balfour Scott explains; “Brother is a song about finding love in unorthodox places, outside the norm of boy meets girl. Having completed our first video a year ago with the same production team, the very talented Emilie K Sunde (director) has featured heavily in the development of The Mispers from day 1. With no budget, the video aimed to capture a snapshot of Mispers life in London, including both the brothers about which the song was written as leads.”
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Having spent a year living in Australia, Jack and co-frontman Joey Arnold Zapata returned to the UK and immediately hooked up with Jack’s friend and drummer Jordan Grispino before expanding the line-up to include lead guitarist Diego Porto Belmonte and violinist Hannah van den Brul. Despite their intricate indie rock via folk sound on record, The Mispers bring a raw live energy to their shows, which has seen the band sell out every one of their London gigs thus far, building their own little world at each to invite fans and curious onlookers into.
Alongside their regular shows, the band were inspired to create their own ‘Missing Til Monday’ parties, specifically to invite those that had been to previous Mispers gigs. Diego elaborates, “It’s like an oasis of salmon-fish-slap-round-the-face cheap drinks and epic vibes.”
The band are due to play Dingwalls, London – 28th February