Indie-bred space-rock is a subgenre that doesn’t tend to lend itself to “supergroups” all that often, but if there’s any band that comes close, by gods it’s Black Hearted Brother.
The group is a trio of guys who have been friends for quite some time: Neil Halstead can be spotted as an influential member of Slowdive and Mojave 3. Mark Van Hoen is one of the founders of Locust as well as Seefeel, and Nick Holton is best known as the mastermind behind, of course, Holton’s Opulent Oog. This trio of guys, prior to the formation of Black Hearted Brother, played in each other’s bands, produced each other’s albums, and even put out said albums on each other’s labels. It’s a long, convoluted history of camaraderie and great tunes, so the fact that they all got together at long last to record an album doesn’t seem as much as an event as it was an inevitability.