(2006 – 2012)

Bio: Brito (pronounce: Breetoo) is a noise/hardcore trio from Groningen, The Netherlands. The band was formed in 2006 by Pascal (guitar, vocals) and Ariën (bass, vocals). While searching for a drummer, they start writing songs in the veins of bands like Shotmaker, Unwound and The Red Scare. From the outset Ariën and Pascal had intended the key characteristic of the music of Brito to be energy. Musically, the main influences of Brito come from the nineties: driving, noisy hardcore with screamed emotional vocals. In January 2008 the band recorded the 12 inch “This Wave is Only for the Good-Hearted”, with Maarten van den Werf on drums, that is released as a split-label release of De Graanrepubliek (Groningen, The Netherlands) and of Strictly No Capital Letters (Norwich, England). Through 2008 they performed on Thrashfest and toured the Netherlands an the UK. When Maarten left the band Johannes took up the drumsticks and Brito was happy again. Brito started recording a follow-up. This will be a split 12′ with Grinding Halt, for a late 2011 release. When Johannes quits in September 2012, the band stops.

Description: Driving, noisy hardcore with screamed emotional vocals.

Pascal Kamphuis – vocals, guitar
Ariën Siertsema – vocals, bass
Johannes Töppers – drums (2011–2012)

Maarten van der Werf – drums (2006-2010)

Other bands:
Pascal Kamphuis – Larry Speaks, Largo, Grinding Halt, I’m Still Standing, Los Asesinos De La Superficialidad, Reflect Criticize Act, Office Killer
Ariën Siertsema – AttackRobotAttack, We Are The Harvest
Maarten van der Werf – Podgy, Cassady, We Swim You Jump, Go! Revolution Go!, Marat

2008 – This Wave Is Only For The Good-Hearted LP (De Graanrepubliek, NL / Strictly No Capital Letters, UK)
Recorded @ Sing Sing Studio, Metslawier 19-20.01.2008 by Milan Ćirić
2012 – Drama 12″ with Grinding Halt (De Graanrepubliek, NL / Moment Of Collapse Records, GER / Strictly No Capital Letters, UK / Shove Records, ITA)
Recorded @ Sing Sing Studio, Metslawier 11.2011 by Milan Ćirić
2013 – Brito 7″ single with Mouse Ear (Clue #2, CAN)

Concerts: (assorted)
2007.10.13 Vera Downstage, Groningen (+ Union Town)

2008.02.29 ACU, Utrecht (+ Ravaged, Spam, Kort Door De Bocht)
2008.12.20 Vera Downstage, Groningen (+ The Hunger, The Now-Denial)

2011.06.04 Het Viadukt, Groningen
2011.11.11 O.R.K.Z., Groningen (+ Einde Verhaal)
2011.11.12 Flaterteek, Naaldwijk (+ Sweet Empire)
2011.12.03 Vera Downstage, Groningen

2012.03.10 De Onderbroek, Nijmegen (+ Udanik)

Sing Sing Studio 2011
Sing Sing Studio 2011
Sing Sing Studio 2011
@ Vera Downstage 13.10.2007 (© Jeroen Dekker)
@ Vera Downstage 13.10.2007 (© Jeroen Dekker)
@ Vera Downstage 13.10.2007 (© Jeroen Dekker)