Although they both hail from Ireland (Oisin from Navan, and Mark from Omagh), The Lost Brothers didn’t meet until they both lived in Liverpool, where their old bands were based in the early noughties.

Mark played lead guitar in The Basement (Deltasonic Records) while Oisin sang and played guitar in The 747s (Island Records).

Post-tour late night jams were a regular occurrence in the Liverpool band scene, with many of the bands cross pollinating and collaborating at 3am. It was these late night sessions that lit a spark with Oisin and Mark as they often found themselves the last men standing, writing songs together and swapping ideas til dawn. This spark quickly caught fire, and from this, The Lost Brothers were formed.

They jumped ship to London were they honed their craft, writing a book of songs that would later become their debut album Trails Of The Lonely (2008). Many band line-ups were tested and tried before they realised that less was indeed more and the magic lay with stripping it right back and keeping it simple, with the two of them acting as the core duo, and drafting in extra people for textures if or when necessary.

In the following decade, the Lost Brothers have toured the globe extensively and made five studio albums, all of which meeting high critical acclaim. Each album is recorded in a different city where they recruit carefully selected producers and musicians who share the a similar vision. Collaborations over the years include Brendan Benson of Raconteurs, Richard Hawley, Glen Hansard, Howe Gelb, and M Ward.

Every Lost Brothers album tells it’s own tale, but as a whole, they act as different chapters of the same book, together forming a body of work that along the way has become a sound that is completely their own.

With their sixth album “After The Fire After The Rain“, produced in New York by Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan’s long time bassist) and Daniel Schlett, The Lost Brothers take us another step deeper into their world, creating a wider landscape while writing their own path, forging ahead and shining a light into the darkness.

Discography

2008- Trails Of The Lonely Parts I and III (Portland Oregon)

2011-So Long John Fante (Sheffield England)

2013- Passing Of The Night (Nashville Tennessee)

2014 - New Songs Of Dawn And Dust (Liverpool England)

2018- Halfway Towards A Healing (Tuscon Arizona)

2020- After The Fire After The Rain (Brooklyn New York)

 

Lost Brothers Review Quotes 2019-2020

“The Lost Brothers harmonies are to die for, as near as a duo have got to the mastery of The Everlys and The Louvin Brothers' tender close harmony singing that I've heard anywhere near these shores." - Richard Hawley

“The Lost Brothers have a sound, harmony and spirit that if there is any justice will outlive us all.“ - M Ward

“Spellbinding” - NME

"Simon and Garfunkel reborn in the desert- the harmonies are exquisite.” - 8/10 UNCUT

“The Lost Brothers have found something to truly call their own.” - 4/5 stars Q MAGAZINE

“A thoughtful and subtle gem.” - 4/5 stars RECORD COLLECTOR

“Hushed and aching sun baked folklands.” - 4/5 Stars MOJO

“Transcendent” -  CLASH MAGAZINE

“It’s the dovetailing of the two voices that make this so special” - The Guardian

“As smooth as aged old whiskey. Best of the year” - 4/5 Stars - The Irish Times

“Thoroughly enjoyed helping out on this record- a joy to be around these guys. It’s a spectacular record.”
Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan’s Bassist Since 1989, Tom Waits’ Rain Dogs)

“As sincere and lyrical as any track by Leonard Cohen.” 8/10 HOT PRESS

“What I love about The Lost Brothers is how their songs often seem quite placid on the surface. Then one realizes just how depth-charged they truly are.”  - Paul Muldoon (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

“Sounds like Nick Drake singing songs in the firelight" - NME 8/10

 

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