Part Time Punks

Hugh Cornwell

PTP is proud to welcome HUGH CORNWELL back to The Echo stage! The original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British rock band The Stranglers, he’s enjoyed massive UK and European success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into the UK and Europe's musical psyche with classic songs, including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Always the Sun, Grip,Nice N Sleazy, Duchess and Skin Deep. Hugh Cornwell’s new studio album TOTEM AND TABOO is set to be released in the US on June 25th, via Red River Entertainment and through Red/SONY Distribution. Recorded at Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, the album was engineered and mixed by the legendarySteve Albini.

Brothers of Brazil

It's probably safe to say that you've never heard anything like Brothers Of Brazil before. For the past three years the brotherly duo of Supla and Joäo have been making some of the most original songs around by combining elements of traditional Brazilian music such as Bossa nova and samba with rock and funk to create a unique sound that's won over countless fans in the band's home base of South America—and now they're finally ready to expand worldwide with the release of their self-titled album.

The duo was started when the brothers got a job hosting their own national variety show in Brazil called Brothers on Rede TV. It was then they realized that when they collaborated the results were beyond what they had ever imagined.

After the TV show ran its course the duo decided to pursue their newly found realization and start Brothers Of Brazil. Their debut album was produced by Mario Caldato, Jr. (Beastie Boys, Tone Loc). It may be the first that those of us outside South America have heard from the band, but judging by the reaction Brothers Of Brazil have gotten all over the world as a result of their raucous live shows it certainly won't be the last.

From the instantly catchy samba sound of "Samba Around The Clock" to the rockabilly vibe of "Paparazzi" Brothers Of Brazil is an album that takes the band's diverse group of influences and juxtaposes them into a very listenable brand of music that has as much emphasis on storytelling as it does songwriting. "We're both into rock and Brazilian music so Brothers Of Brazil is very about that mix," explains Joäo. The act has never relied on gimmicks: "The most important thing to us is to have a good song because if a song sucks it doesn't matter how many styles you're mixing together," Supla clarifies.

The Brothers have already played huge festivals such as Planeta Terra and the SWU Music + Arts Festival as well as Rock In Rio in Portugal and now couldn't be more excited about finally having a worldwide release for Brothers Of Brazil.

"I think we bring something different by having two brothers singing with great harmonies, crazy rockin jazz drumming, nylon string acoustic guitar playing with the bass notes played on his thumb and no bass guitar" Supla explains when asked what he thinks makes BOB stand out from other two-piece acts.

Supla continues, clarifying that while the band tackle every style from funk to rockabilly, Joäo's traditional picking style and Supla's distinctive drumming always ties these songs together. Ultimately no matter what language you speak or what type of genres you personally prefer, Brothers Of Brazil is a unique listening experience that will remind you that great songwriting is truly universal.

Pearl Harbour

PEARL HARBOUR (aka Pearl Harbour & The Explosions) was one of the first American New Wave bands in San Francisco. Forming in 1978, the band's debut 7" was a break out, selling more than 10,000 copies and even reaching the American Top 40 charts by 1980. The group became a Bay Area favorite and was an integral part of a fertile new wave scene that also spawned Romeo Void, Translator and Wire Train.

Garagey racket meets a Wedding Present whirl of skittering guitars. A quote from their own band bio sums up the band's style and sense of humor in a sentence: "Influences include: The Velvet Underground, The Fall, The Pixies, Bo Diddley, Talking Heads and a bunch of other crappy bands." Heh. Crappy, indeed.

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