A review of a new Irish power pop band called The Brahman.
The Brahman are a three piece band from Dublin that are a combination
of acoustic and indie rock. Formed in 2010, the band are still up and
coming with only a handful of demo songs to their name. Despite this,
the band demonstrate their range in creating some uplifting and catchy
tunes. The band have also received some well deserved media
recognition from Radio Nova, Balcony TV and South Dublin FM.
The song ‘To Me You All Look the Same’ is a fast paced indie rock song
which shows The Brahman at their heaviest. The guitar sounds like an
earlier Arctic Monkeys song; with a hard and heavy guitar riff like
‘Old Yellow Bricks’ or ‘Cigarette Smoke’. Moreover, the song also has
the same social commentary as the Sheffield 4 piece; the song
seemingly is about dead end jobs like stacking shelves in Asda or
working in an office doing spreadsheets.
Likewise, the songs ‘Hugh’s Life’ and ‘Let it Go’ are fast paced indie
tunes with hints of punk bands like Green Day or the Ramones. Squint
your ears a little and the track ‘Dirty Stop Out’ sounds a bit like
The Fratellis, with a thumping guitar riff and a sing-a-long chorus of
“She’s only eighteen but her records clean”.
Other songs show their more acoustic, soft rock side. The track
‘Tomorrow (This Will Be Your World)’ is a slow yet uplifting acoustic
song that is interchanged with some haunting piano chords, which have
some interesting chord progressions. Similarly, the song ‘Yes I’m
Coming Home’ is another acoustic song; this time with jangly guitar
strumming and piano chords mixed into the chorus.
Although the band are still up and coming, the demos available display
how they are a good solid indie band and much more.