Still Here

Album: Famous Last Words (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Viva Brother are an indie band hailing from Slough in Middlesex, England with a brashness similar to Oasis and Kasabian. The quartet comprises Lee Newell (frontman) Josh Ward (bassist), Sam Jackson (guitarist) and Frank Colucci (drums). Brother has received a lot of flak from the music press for persistently claiming they are the future of rock music. This is their second single release, of which frontman Leonard Newell told NME: "It's a bit self-depreciating that tune. It's cool to hate us, but we'll still be here. We know what we're doing."
  • Newell explained the song's meaning to Consequence of Sound: "'Still Here' is basically about us just trying to do what we want to do, despite everything in our way. At the time, that was a lot of small-minded people. It's a bit of a testament to ourselves. We're patting ourselves on the back a little!"
  • Viva Brother were formerly known as Brother, but were forced to change their name after a US-based "powerhouse Celtic tribal trio" of the same name threatened legal action."

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