WORDS: SOPHIA WATSON
With a mantra like “tour, tour, tour” it’s no surprise that Brisbane’s up and coming metalcore monarchs The Brave have rallied a reliable fan base across their homeland with their honest lyrics and powerful live performances. It’s this ingredient that vocalist Nathan Toussaint elucidates is the way to gain success in their oversaturated genre.
“The key is just tour, tour, tour…everywhere you can. The more you tour the more people you will expose your music to,” states Toussaint. Whilst touring in Australia can prove difficult, it hasn’t stopped The Brave. “We always love playing regional shows though, so hoping to do a lot more of that in the near future!” he continues, “the more bands who tour these places, the stronger the music scene gets and it gets kids starting bands and more excited about music ingeneral which is always a positive.”
“I think people appreciate when bands make the effort to cross over to another continent,”
The Brave aren’t just focused on their homeland either; “I think people appreciate when bands make the effort to cross over to another continent,” states Toussaint, “fans will love the fact that an overseas band is putting in the work to come out here and then show their support.”
These live performances are also an important concept in the writing phase explains Toussaint. “We love playing live, and when writing songs we are often thinking about what sections willtranslate well in a live situation.” However, to achieve their best results Toussaint clarifies that the band “have always just tried to write and record whatever comes naturally to us and not really fall into the trap of doing the same thing. At the end of the day though you can neverplease everyone, so we just make sure we write music that we enjoy listening to.”
“we just write aboutwhatever is happening in our lives or in the lives of people around us…”
The Brave inject an honestly into their lyrics which resonates with their fans; “we just write aboutwhatever is happening in our lives or in the lives of people around us,” he explains, “It makes ita lot easier to connect with the songs, which is great when you end up playing songs so manytimes.” Often making for more authentic and intimate live performances that will help to sway thecrowd.
For The Brave the hard work never ends, from writing and releasing their sophomore album
‘Aura’, to consuming themselves with the thoughts of live shows across the world, and we’re sure that soon enough The Brave will be a household name on a global scale.