BRUTUS release new single "Django" - 'Nest' on Sargent House out next Friday



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Belgian trio BRUTUS, release "Django" today from their forthcoming Sargent House debut, Nest -- out next Friday. The single debuted via Heavy Consequence on Consequence of Sound who've described it "dynamic...an anthemic track from beginning to end." BRUTUS explain, "'Django' represents all the people we've hurt in a personal way, but who we never wanted to hurt for longer than just a few seconds. The story takes place in the Far West and is our version of a Western soundtrack, inspired by Italian composer Enio Morricone, Twin Peaks and Duane Eddy."


BRUTUS's unique and genre-bending sound throws a net over post-rock, hardcore, metal and pop. On their forthcoming album, Nest, all their glorious highs and euphoric moments are present - highlighted in magnificent technicolor. Burrowed in amongst those triumphs are moments of reflection; the choices they have made in pursuit of their goals and the impact those choices have had on both themselves and those they have left behind in their nest. The arc of the album charts the friction between the band's forward motion and their desire to maintain a connection to those back at home. It's timeline of invincibility and doubt, of taking risks and letting go; a chronology of what they are and what they've done.

In just a quick few years BRUTUS have caught ears and turned heads worldwide, earning an overwhelming response from critics and fans alike. Their 2017 debut album, Burst, set them on a path of award nominations and 'album of the year' accolades. Having toured with Sargent House label mates Chelsea Wolfe and Russian CirclesBRUTUS also hit the road as main support to Thrice throughout Europe. Taking time out from the live circuit, the band headed to Vancouver to record Nest, once again returning to Jesse Gander known for his work distinguished work with White Lung and Japandroids at his Rain City studio back in September 2018. 

BRUTUS is Stefanie Mannaerts (vocals / drums), Stijn Vanhoegaerden (guitar) and Peter Mulders (bass). Bound by a thread that was intangible to others, their shared experiences, both good and bad; Nest is the sound of a band who know how to use the strength of their bond to full effect, to use every part of themselves as an additional tool for conveying their message: take care of those in your own nest. BRUTUS find their places of comfort to be very different to the ones previously held dear; the nest they started out with is not quite the same one as they stand in today.
Nest is out next Friday via Hassle in Europe and via Sargent House in the rest of the world. For pre-orders and further info go here. Stay tuned for North American tour dates. 

"a revelation...Their songs are taut, exhilarating, expansive, and enthralling - huge Godspeed guitars with even-huger Baroness choruses. But better than that. And bigger."

"it's almost impossible for singer-drummer Stefanie Mannaerts not to steal the show: a powerhouse performer, her octopus-limbed, black-metal-inflected percussion and wide-ranging vocals, alternately screamy and dreamy, drive Brutus' dynamic, emotionally charged sound." REVOLVER

"If this is the shape of punk to come, it's far prettier and more unpredictable than we ever could have imagined." TREBLE

"It's part ethereal wave, part post rock, part D-beat, and drummer/singer Mannaerts' truly soaring vocals take the genre-defying song to another level." BROOKLYN VEGAN

"their fresh sound makes for a glorious ride... Mannaerts' impassioned, borderline histrionic range recalls Björk at her most acrobatic, and her shifting rhythms behind the kit are just as athletic..." POPMATTERS


Sargent House
March 29, 2019
Pre-order Here

1 - Fire
2 - Django
3 - Cemetery
4 - Techno
5 - Carry
6 - War
7 - Blind
8 - Distance
9 - Space
10 - Horde V
11 - Sugar Dragon

Brutus Live Dates:

APR 26 Meerhout, BE - Groezrock 
APR 27 Nijmegen, NL - Oranjepop
APR 28 Munster, DE - Sputnik  Cafe
APR 29 Paris, FR - Point  Ephémère
MAY 01 Amsterdam, NL -  Paradiso
MAY 02 Brussels, BE - Les  Nuits de Botanique (SOLD OUT)
MAY 04 Bristol, UK - Exchange
MAY 05 Leeds, UK - Hyde Park  Book Club
MAY 06 Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
MAY 08 London, UK - Boston  Music Room
MAY 09 Brighton, UK - Great Escape at The Haunt 
MAY 13 Koln, DE - MTC
MAY 14 Hamburg, DE -  Hafenklang
MAY 15 Copenhagen, DK - Vega
MAY 16 Berlin, DE - Maze
MAY 18 Dresden, DE - Scheune
MAY 20 Munich, DE - Storm
MAY 21 Zürich, CH - Ziegel oh Lac
MAY 22 Frankfurt, DE -  Nachtleben
MAY 24 Arlon, BE - L'Entrepot
MAY 25 Charleroi, BE - Eden
MAY 26 Hasselt, BE - Muziekodroom
MAY 29 Ghent, BE -  Handelsbeurs (SOLD OUT)
MAY 30 Antwerpen, BE - Trix (SOLD OUT)
JUN 07 Ellerdorf, DE - Wilwarin Festival
JUN 28-30 Madrid, ES -  Download Festival Madrid
AUG 04 Lokeren, BE - Lokerse Feesten
AUG 17 Hasselt, BE - Pukkelpop Festival
North American Dates TBA...