The Mallett Brothers

The Mallett Brothers

The Mallett Brothers Band is a nationally touring alt-country/rock band from Maine. Slightly more rock than country, theirs is a musical melting pot that's influenced equally by folk and singer/songwriter influences as by harder rock, punk and psychedelic sounds. Led by brothers Luke and Will Mallett, the band is rounded out by Brian Higgins on drums, Nick Leen on bass, Matt Mills on lead guitar, pedal steel and banjo, and Wally on dobro and electric guitar. It's song-driven music that holds up under the lens of solitary listening, but that's equally apt to crank a room full of rockers into whiskey-fueled high gear.

Since forming in 2009, the band has released three full length albums and toured the country extensively, providing support for acts ranging from The Josh Abbot Band, Blackberry Smoke, Charlie Robison, and the Turnpike Troubadours, to .38 Special, Toby Keith, Chris Caigle, and Travis Tritt. Their touring circuit stretches from the Appalachian to the Rocky Mountains, from Maine to Mississippi, and they've appeared at some of the finest music venues in the country, including the Continental Club in Austin, the legendary Gruene Hall in New Braunfels TX, the Birchmere in Alexandria VA, the Bluebird in Nashville, Meadowbrook Pavilion in NH, and more.

Accolades and awards and quotes and such...

"When we first listen to a band, our brain reflexively logs them under the most fitting genre masthead, waiting for the next time your itch for "noise-core goth rock" needs to be scratched. Rare are the bands that challenge the inexorable classification by playing whatever the hell they want. Take a gamble to overthrow the whole system by listening to New England's wildly eclectic crew of genre rebels, The Mallett Brothers Band." -Texas Hill Country Explore

The Mallett Brothers Band was named best band in New England, and recieved best album in New England for "LAND" at the New England Music Awards this year. Sharing the nomination with some powerhouse bands such as Kingsley Flood and Deer Tick made these awards even more of a nice surprise.

No Depression says they "make you want to scream at people to make them aware of the awesomeness that they are more than likely missing."

Dispatch Magazine calls them a "six-piece living inferno."

They have been "gobbling up accolades like sunflower seeds" since their 2009 inception, according to the Portland Press Herald.

Their debut record was the top-selling local CD at Bull Moose Music (Maine, New Hampshire) in 2010; and their sophomore release, "Low Down," was featured on several year-end best-of lists, nationally as well as locally.

They've been featured on WCYY, WBLM, WTHT, MPBN, WCLZ, and Nashville.com Country Radio, stations whose specialties run the gamut from mainstream country to hard rock to adult contemporary, and podcasts including the Americana Rock Mix, Freezing Process, Nine Bullets Radio, Freight Train Boogie, and RootHog Radio, among others.

The Portland Phoenix says "This band projects a self-assuredness that's infectious in a world where it's becoming harder and harder to find things that are real and genuine." The Wire says "Put simply, this is a damn good band." Hidden Track says "a most welcome discovery." The Orris says "a band to watch." The Portland Press Herald says "Scour the songs [on "Low Down"] for layered hipster nuance, and you'll later be smoking cloves wondering what just blew past you." Deli Magazine says of their live performances, "I guarantee you a kick-ass time, a hangover, and a crush that won't quit." They've also been called "amazing" (Piscataquis Observer), "luminaries" (NonAlignmentPact), "mighty," and "as real as the dirt on the bottoms of your shoes" (Press Herald). At their March 2011 hometown performance at Portland's Port City Music Hall, more alcohol was allegedly consumed than at any other local show in the venue's history.

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