Post punk group from Cambridge has been described as good and often very bad. Line up including saxophone and at times two drummers. All around sixth form age.
Some describe their sound as ‘bluesy rock with hip hop rhythms’, but even this kind of juxtapositional statement doesn’t quite cover it. The band’s organic way of songwriting gives you ‘the feeling that every single second has been filled with crafted perfection’ (Right Chord Music). With a sound that brings Jack White or the Black Keys to mind, Little Brother Eli take strong and powerful vocals, growling guitar lines and gritty, biting solos to create their own twist on Alternative Rock.
The band was formed in Oxford during early 2013 by bassist Josh Rigal and vocalist Alex Grew. They were soon joined by Linus Taylor & Adam Stowe on guitar and Benji Page on drums before releasing their Debut EP in May the same year.
In 2014, Brighton-based troubadour Jinnwoo (aka Ben Webb) released his debut ‘Your Baby’ E.P. and a string of singles, title track ‘Your Baby’ as well as ‘Solo Man’, ‘You Should Be Feeling This Elliott’ and ‘I Am, I Am The World’s Oldest Man.’ The releases collectively garnered coverage across The Guardian Guide, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, 405, For Folk Sake – among many others – all accumulating in Jinnwoo being named one of The Independent’s ‘Faces to Watch 2015’.
Jinnwoo’s charms are evident immediately on listening to his spooked folk songs. His distinctive, fragile vocal and confessional reel are laid bare on stark folk soundscapes which glisten with carefully placed haunting string arrangements and Jinnwoo’s exceptional acoustic guitar work.