Thanks Brother, the new project from artists Róisín O and John Broe, released their debut single ‘We Are Different’ in March of this year. This first single was produced at Beech Park Studios, Dublin, by Broe and Ciaran Bradshaw, with mixing by Grammy Award winner Ruadhri Cushnan.
John Broe and Roísín O are both successful artists in their own right. Broe was the writer and performer with Miracle Bell and Roísín O has carved her own very successful solo career. The duo have separately worked with Gavin James, CC Brez, Paddy Casey, as well as co-writing with The Coronas including the hits ‘Get Loose’ and ‘Real Feel’ from The Coronas 2017 No 1 album, Trust the Wire.
The name Thanks Brother comes from a chance meeting with Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage at a concert, where his brief response to their praise was simply “Thanks Brother”.
While the duo were writing together last year, they found that they were coming up with music that did not fit their respective genres and decided to embark on a totally new project together. And from there Thanks Brother was born.
Inspired by the epic soundscapes of Kate Bush, Francis and The Lights, Phoenix, and HAIM, Thanks Brother take the primal, almost tribal quality of O’s roots folk background, and fuse it with Broe’s bent for the hard-bitten edge of contemporary pop. Maximising the potential of this newly forged chemistry, Thanks Brother revel in a dynamic and confrontational musical statement.
Their single ‘We Are Different’ has been described as an anthem for the underdog. It celebrates the marginalised without judgement of those around us who would exclude them.