The Mallett Brothers Band is an independent rock and roll / Americana / country band from Maine. Their busy tour schedule since forming in 2009 has helped them to build a dedicated fanbase across the U.S. and beyond while still calling the state of Maine their home. With a style that ranges from alt-country to Americana, country, jam and roots rock, theirs is a musical melting pot that’s influenced equally by the singer/songwriter tradition as by harder rock, classic country and psychedelic sounds.
Texas Hill Country Explore Magazine calls them “New England’s wildly eclectic crew of genre rebels.” Bill Copeland Music News says “Combining their authentic roots rock sound with a reflective lyrical style that perceives stories on the level of epic myth, it’s like William Faulkner has been resurrected with an electric guitar in hand..”
The Mallett Brothers Band has performed at some of the country’s top venues and festivals, including Portland, Maine’s State Theatre; Austin, Texas’s famed Continental Club; Alexandria, Virginia’s Birchmere; New Hampshire’s Meadowbrook Pavilion; Nashville’s Bluebird; Denver’s Cervantes’; and Little Rock’s The Rev Room, to name a few. A list of artists for whom the band has provided direct support would include The Turnpike Troubadours, The Outlaws, Blackberry Smoke, Robert Earl Keen, .38 Special, Molly Hatchet, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and many more. Festival appearances include FloydFest (Virginia), Hop Jam (Vermont), Nateva (Maine), The New England Country Music Festival (New Hampshire), Eastbound Throwdown (New York), and many more.
Southern Maine’s The Reconstructed has won critical acclaim, built a devoted fan base and become one of the Seacoast region’s top-drawing original acts with its emotionally-charged folk rock and electrifying live shows.
Singer-songwriter Martin England formed The Reconstructed in early 2012 with Courtney Brocks Dold on acoustic guitar, banjo and piano; Jesse Dold on guitar; drummer Sean Daniels and Andrew Russell on bass. While they initially came together to support England’s first solo album, Razed and Reconstructed, band members discovered an almost immediate songwriting chemistry. “We got together in my barn in North Berwick and started jamming,” England says. “I had a few new song ideas and was completely blown away by where they took them. It was clear that we had something special. We were a real band, in spirit, sound and vision.”
Fronted by England, whose powerful voice and character-driven songs provide the template for the band’s compelling musical narratives, The Reconstructed has released two full-length albums: 2015’s acclaimed debut Dawn Chorus, which was named “Album of the Year” by the Seacoast Awards; and its latest collection, Great North Wind, which was released on CD and streaming services in June 2019.
Propelled by the stadium anthem “Crosstalk”, the radio-friendly “Talking to Your Ghost” and the Stones-y “Home Fires”, Great North Wind features The Reconstructed embracing a more indie-rock sound while staying true to the band’s folk-rock roots. Produced by Jesse Dold with basic tracks recorded in the band’s beloved barn rehearsal space near downtown North Berwick, Great North Wind’s 10 songs explore the complex bonds of love, the challenges of relationships and the hardship of loss. The album has been universally praised by critics and audiences alike, and will be released on vinyl in late 2019.
“The intrinsic nature of these songs is what makes them special, they are written without an agenda,” England explains. “I think this is why these songs appeal to listeners of all ages and backgrounds – they sound and feel real. The songs are authentic artifacts of humanity, based on an amalgamate of experiences and true stories.”
Great North Wind finds The Reconstructed at an exciting intersection: Expanding its fan base and actively seeking industry partnerships in the modern musical landscape, while staying true to the band members’ DIY-ethic and roots in a barn where the “Home Fires” burn.