Another impressive live outfit is Brutus. The band have toured for two years, chalking up an astonishing 200 gigs during that period. After three singles and an amazing split release with The GURU GURU the band have now unleashed their first album on the world. Accompanied by a distorted guitar and bass, frontwoman Stefanie Mannaerts plays and sings as if all hell has broken loose. It’s quite hard to believe, in fact, that the female drummer has never had any ambitions to make it as a singer. Brutus are currently one of the louder bands on the scene, their efforts evidently very much appreciated by many members of the jury.
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