Brotherly is a band that Anna runs with Robin Mullarkey. They have released three albums, and several singles and remixes. The critically acclaimed One Sweet Life, in 2005 and the sophisticated Find First Light in 2010, have been influential and loved the world over. Analects, released in 2020, included unreleased material and guest musicians on new mixes of some of the originals.
They have been lucky enough to work with some incredibly gifted and generous artists. The following musicians made invaluable contributions to the music-
Saxophone- Donny McCaslin
French Horn- Nick Ireson
Strings- Dave Worswick, Jae Yoo, Robert Ares, Lucy Railton, Rakhi Singh, Max Baillie.
'System' has been played and covered by countless musicians and is their biggest hit to date. It has been arranged for choirs, pulled apart by drummers, added to University curriculum and puzzled over by lyricists and musicians for years. Watch Rob break down 'System' here.
On Dec 4th 2020 Whirlwind Recordings released 'Analects', a double vinyl 'Best Of' album which includes 'The Code' a previously unreleased track, and poster, and adding very special guests Kaidi Tatham, Donny McCaslin and Jason Rebello.
'Some of the most forward thinking UK music for me. The seamless blend of genres and incredible production detail. Brotherly showed me new levels of what's musically possible.' - Moses Boyd
'Brotherly is an amazingly eclectic mix of rhythm, deep harmony, and musicality. Anna's voice is a great glue for all the different elements, and I have always looked to them for a source of inspiration!' - Jordan Rakai (Ninja Tune)
Anna - 'Shur-I-Kan is an artist that I have been a fan of for many years. We wrote this remotely during lockdown, and it was the first time recording my own vocals, which was very liberating!'
I wrote 'Rivers' from my first home studio in North London with Mark de Clive Lowe and Rima. The album was an early example of the broken beat movement
Dave de Rose and I had lots of fun with this one in his studio in South London and a hilarious visit to his local Italian Trattoria.
Thank you to all the amazing Brolievers who have covered our songs and helped to keep the music alive and thriving.
Jacob Collier and friends re-boot 'System'
In 2021 Anna produced her album 'Gold For The Hungry Souls' released in 2022, which was extremely well received, gaining a new generation of fans. Check out her website!