(2006 – 2014)

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.

Driving, noisy hardcore with screamed emotional vocals.

Pascal Kamphuis – vocals, guitar
Ariën Siertsema – vocals, bass
Johannes Töppers – drums (2011–2014)

Maarten van der Werf – drums (2006-2010)

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

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

Concerts: (assorted)
2008.12.20 Vera Downstage, Groningen (+ The Hunger, The Now Denial)
2011.06.04 Het Viadukt, Groningen



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)