The Snooze Button Brigade
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The Snooze Button Brigade

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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"The Shipping Forecast"

'On the last day of summer in the vain hope of blowing away the post Bank Holiday cobwebs, I found myself wandering down to Liverpool's latest musical watering hole, The Shipping Forecast, to take in tonight's show. I arrived just as the first act The Snooze Button Brigade were taking o the stage, greeted by a room of 30 or so yawning spectators, eyes tired from Beatle related festivities. The crowd perked up almost immediately as they broke into their opening number and reminded us that new music is far more interesting than nostalgia. A product of Liverpool's Institute of Performing Arts front woman Carrie could lazily be compared to Laura Marling, and there are similarities, but this would do her a disservice as in truth she has a sound all of her own. Ending their set with stand out track Peanut Butter, a haunting melody and some delicate finger picking, segueing into into a wonderful slice of skiffle as the band kicked in. They left the now swelling crowd appreciative and dancing'

Julian Connor
Bito Lido - Bito Lito


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The Snooze Button Brigade formed this year having previously gigged under front woman Carrie Hayden's name.
The three remaining members of the original 5 piece band are starting afresh for 2011 with a more united front, writing as a collective rather than the traditional singer/songwriter approach.

The new material and line up maintains the personal and unashamedly honest writing style of Hayden's solo work often compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Tracy Chapman but with a more uplifting and heartwarming out and out folk feel complimented greatly by catchy upright bass lines and memorable piano/melodica motifs.

The band, currently based in Liverpool, have some impressive gigs under their belt, supporting The Futureheads and The Human League at Ben and Jerry's Sundae on the Common in 2009 and making a big impact at last year's Liverpool Sound City Festival, receiving an invitation to play Canada Music Week as a result.
Their recent support to New York based Freelance Whales at Liverpool's new music venue, The Shipping Forecast, prompted independent music magazine Bito Lito to say they 'reminded us that new music is far more interesting than nostalgia', leaving 'the now swelling crowd appreciative and dancing' .

With a great on stage personality and big ambitions, in an industry stifled by two-a-penny auto-tuned pop acts and the instant fix X-Factor generation, The Snooze Button Brigade are out to make music they love and are proud of and which stays with audiences longer than the next commercial break.