Scene Sussex Introducing: Morphers Band


MET Showcase: Photos by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

The Morphers Band: Photos by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Scene Sussex introduces Morphers Band. A well deserved slot for these guys. Totally fresh to the Brighton music scene, they describe their genre as Garage Rock, well yes they are but they are so much more, much more. So good to see a young band kicking such out a fabulous racket with such passion.

Morphers Band

These guys are totally fresh to the Brighton music scene. They describe their genre as Garage Rock, well yes they are but they are so much more than that. Think of Ty Segall or King Gizzard sound, with some of Brighton’s own Skinny Milk thrown into the mix, and you are starting to get close.

I have seen these guys nail it in Concorde 2 and most recently for the MET showcase event. They rocked the place that night and drew some great feedback. The sound engineers said they sounded great and sounded like a full on proper band! They are four young talented musicians who got together, put in the groundwork of many hours practicing and tuning their unique sound. They write all of their own material and fully formed up in April 2018.

The Band

Josh – vocals and guitars
Ryan – guitars
Luke – bass guitar
Ned – drums and occasional cowbell!

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Considering these guys have been around for such a short time there are already numerous videos out there and some live performance photography. They have only just launched their Facebook page Morphers Band and Instagram account “morphersband” – so give them a like or a follow to see what these guys have planned for us!

They have firmly nailed two sets at Concorde 2 and they were given opening slot for fellow Brighton band Dirt Royal – for the launch night of their new single – Charlie Russell (Dirt Royal) said “They killed it!”. The Morphers Band did not disappoint – the event was published as a night of pure energy – it was! The guys got only solid positive feedback which is so important when you are starting up. I know they appreciated all the kind words.

A Video!

Filmed live at Concorde 2 – a breathtaking set. The photographers piled into the pit once these guys started up.

The guys write their own material a couple of them have full titles – Lampin and Bacterium. I understand they are looking into doing a cover version or two and the song selection is astonishing and I truly cant wait to see how the Morphers Band tackle those. No spoilers – you will have to wait.

Josh and Ryan cover off the damn fine guitar sounds between them, hours of extensive practice have finely tuned and honed their skills – they put up a hell of a wall of sound between them. Josh is a fabulous front-man – he is in charge up there. The band work brilliantly together to give you a unique Morphers Band sound.

On bass and percussion we have  Luke and Ned. These guys work together really well – their sound totally supports the guitar.  No cowbells for Ned tonight at The Rialto. I love a cowbell!

The crowd at The Rialto were getting into it, almost from the get go. The Morphers Band turned it up to 11 giving the sound tech guy a run for his money I think! The pics capture the band members but not the sheer energy they produce. The were loud, tight and performed their own material (always a brave thing to do – but they have utter confidence in that material). Well played Morphers Band – a unique and new sound for Brighton could see these guys take it all the way.

A Video: Introducing Morphers Band

Turn it up!

Morphers Band have one demo recorded and more in the pipeline. Lots more rehearsal time booked in for the guys. They are looking to get some more gigs in as soon as possible. They seem to be taking things in their stride, taking their time and getting ready to pounce! Good luck guys and keep us posted for your next show!

 

 

That’s it! See you down the front, come and say hi!

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