Earlier this month Toowoomba raised pop-duo The Beamish Brothers released their highly anticipated debut EP Brutalism – a short collection of insanely infectious pop tunes showcasing brothers Ben and Jeremy’s catchy hooks and incredibly smooth vocal harmonies. Incorporating low-fi, RnB and soul elements into their addictive pop sound, Brutalism makes for a grounded, intimate listening experience.

Nostalgia opens proceedings with a seamless combination of soulful RnB, beachy acoustic guitars and electronic dance tones. It’s a masterful slow-burning pop anthem whose angelic harmonies and memorable hooks are sure to stay with listeners. Lead single Kills Me Every Time raises the tempo blending folk-pop elements, intricate guitars and stunning vocals. The EP’s centrepiece Crying With No Tears is a powerful, heartfelt ode to a struggling friend. It’s a flawless slow pop jam with minimal production that rightfully puts the vocals and lyrics at the forefront. One of the record’s many highlights is definitely the outro to Crying With No Tears where the duo close the track with enchanting vocal harmonies and hand claps. Weeds offers another helping of gloriously layered vocals backed by arguably the best guitar performance on the EP and some exotic percussion.

With their gorgeous debut EP Brutalism, The Beamish Brothers cement their place as one of the Queensland’s brightest pop acts.


This review is courtesy of Phoenix Radio’s Emerge program, hosted by Calen Le Couteur and Russell Thompson. Follow Emerge and tune in on Monday nights 7-9PM HERE.