Brother Oliver is a South Carolina-based musical project formed by two brothers, Andrew & Stephen Oliver. The brothers deliver high-energy performances through the lens of a folk-rock / psych-rock aesthetic—a genre they've officially coined as "psychedelic folk-rock." Their explorative approach to music strikes a chord with any audience and has gained recognition in the Southeast and abroad—landing them on bills alongside the Steve Miller Band, Father John Misty, Drake Bell, Old Sea Brigade, Matthew Logan Vasquez, SUSTO and more.
The project was started in 2011 in the small town of Greenville, Michigan—where the brothers were born and raised. Just two years later, they moved to Greenville, South Carolina as a result of 20-year-old angst and longings for change. Upon arrival, Andrew (the eldest of the two) opened a small recording studio where they would write and record their first album, Stubborn Fool, in 2013.
A few years later, Brother Oliver released their self-titled full-length album, Brother Oliver, which was regarded as highly innovative and caught the attention of Huffington Post, PBS, PopMatters, AXS, and more. Their most recent album Well, Hell is the keystone of their catalog and has put them at the cutting edge of the folk-rock world, garnering heavy attention yet again. The album’s release day was officially proclaimed as “Brother Oliver Day” by the mayor of Greenville, South Carolina.
“Brother Oliver shifts from psychedelic to folk to rock and back . . . and they do it damn well.”
“Familial acts are certainly nothing new; that said, few modern ones impress as easily as South Carolina troupe Brother Oliver.”
“Siblings have banded together to create one of the Upstate’s most appealing acts, making catchy, complex and infectiously hummable music that can be both achingly intimate and impressively widescreen.”
“Brother Oliver delivers an explosive combination of grit and intellectualism.”
“Brother Oliver inject a furious energy into their sound that balances with the meticulous beauty of their colorful, emotionally potent music.”
“[Brother Oliver] seeps into your veins with their catchy melodies before you realize what hits you.”