Brine To Release Debut Album ‘Kill The Ill’ in December 2016

Brine To Release ‘Kill The Ill’ via Inverted Kite Records on 2 December 2016


Brine is a post pop-punk band formed in 2014 in Seattle. Having spent roughly fifteen years playing together in various bands and projects, members Daniel Keating (vocals/bass), Chris Haller (guitar), Joe Benson (drums) and Travis Bingaman (guitar) decided to put together a new band with a distinct sound, immediately after the dissolution of the previous two projects.

With a desire to write guitar-driven, catchy alternative rock, Brine put together its first demo in the summer of 2015 and is now releasing its debut album Kill The Ill in the winter of 2016 via Inverted Kite Records.  Pulling influences from 80’s rock of the UK to 90’s alt from the US, Brine blends nuances of punk, new wave and alternative rock into its own fresh Seattle sound.

For fans of
Morrissey, The Cure, Citizen

Brine is
Daniel Keating – vocals, bass
Chris Haller – guitar
Travis Bingaman – guitar
Joe Benson – drums

Additional musicians
Jeremy McCormick – saxophone

Recorded and mixed by Adam McCollum at Birdhouse Studio and Gravelvoice Studios, Seattle.
Mastered by Resonant Mastering, Seattle.

Formats – CD and digital.  Released by Inverted Kite Records.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!