Thursday, 23rd May 2013
Republic Bar & Cafe, 299 Elizabeth St, North Hobart
Brothers Grim began six years ago when James and Matt Grim (Australian Guitar Player Magazine's 'Guitarist To Look Out For' in 2011) began writing songs inspired by the dusty blues music they grew up listening to, but driven with the intensity and excitement of the rock n'roll bands that informed their youth.
To fuse these elements of old and new - think Australian heavyweights like Chain, The Loved Ones, Rose Tattoo and Beasts Of Bourbon with a healthy twist of rockabilly swagger - the Brothers enlisted Hellbent Revelators drummer Stephen Devlin, infamous for his dynamic style, and the welcome double bass talent of Dominic Lindus who's thunderous approach and ability to combine complicated slap with subtle traditional blues playing made him the perfect candidate.
Once the line-up was solidified, BGATBM's self-branded 'Sex-Voodoo-Delta-Blues-Abilly' was cemented in an exciting musical concoction often described by journalists as 'dangerous'. Atop that fire-y foundation, Brothers Grim And The Blue Murder's built a smouldering live reputation that engages dedicated punters with a combination of blush-worthy charm, razor sharp wit and explosive performance.
After three years of constant touring - following a sold out launch for their debut LP A Year To Forget  at the legendary Corner Hotel - and sell out shows up and down the east coast, Brothers Grim earned their reputation as a well-oiled touring hybrid blues machine through loads of sweat, even more swagger and not a little swooning.
Currently recalibrating from a recent Rock It Festival appearance alongside The Black Keys, and the debaucherous tour for single 'Been A While' - Brothers Grim And The Blue Murders are warming up at Westcoast Blues & Roots, where they'll share stages with legends Robert Plant, Iggy Pop and Ben Harper, before heading out on the nationwide tour of their new 7 track EP Roll It In.