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Sunday 25 January 2015

The Orwells: We are like family

The Orwells are set to tour the UK in September
The Orwells are set to tour the UK in September

The Orwells' Matt O'Keefe has revealed that their band feels like a family affair.

The Chicago five-piece, who released their debut album Remember When in 2012, consists of twin brothers bassist Grant and drummer Henry Brinner, cousins singer Mario Cuomo and guitarist Dominic Corso and guitarist Matt.

"Grant and Henry are twins, so they go at it a lot, but it's nice knowing they're brothers and no matter how annoyed they get with each other they can always get through it," he said.

"They might argue, but they're family, they will be fine. We've all known each other for six years, but Dom and Mario are cousins too, so they've always known each other."

Matt admitted their rise to fame has been "crazy." The group, who will embark on a UK tour in September, finished high school early after they got a record deal and are working on their second album.

"It's crazy. We're fresh out of high school and now we're seeing the world. I'm 18, so being able to drink legally in a bar in the UK is a big bonus. I'd never travelled to Europe before this year," he said.

:: The Orwells tour the UK in September. For more information, go to

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