Passionate and award winning vocalist, Holly Brewer with multi-instrumentalist Matthew McNiss, write and perform what is consistently called eclectic, uncategorizable, sincere, exotic and artful music. The two release all of their material with a creative commons license through their own Nervous Relatives Records.
Holly Brewer: Vocals/Piano/Guitar/Percussion
Matthew McNiss: Midi/Computers/Guitar/Vocals/Percussion
“Their honorable agenda is never to be shackled by labels, genres, fashion, geography, conventional definitions of what qualifies as a band.” - Barry Thompson
4 New albums in a bottle
HUMANWINE announces the release of their largest and most comprehensive work to date, aether. Spanning 4 albums based on the classical elements referenced in their names 'terra', 'aqua', 'aer' & 'ignis'.
aether holds 40 new tracks which range in genre from Electro-Acoustic, Electronica, Ambient, Glitch and 8bit to folk punk, orchestral, vaudeville and more.
aether is available for download or on a USB cork inside of a glass bottle. Codex, a 60 pg full colour art book was created in tandem with the 4 albums as the graphic companion of aether serving as a hard copy of lyrics sheets and album artwork that are typically associated with a CD or vinyl release.
"Holly Brewer, the iconoclastic gregarious tribal-tattooed ethereal singer/songwriter, has one of those voices descended from the heavens in the company of Lisa Gerrard, Elizabeth Fraser and Bjork."
"HUMANWINE makes music that dances between raindrops, sending up green shoots between the broken cobblestones of folk, punk, mythology and open revolt. It is a soundtrack to broken rules and mutant genres, evoking a world that skips over the Age of Oil and all its cruelties, stitching together a patchwork of past and future, a do-it-yourself apocalypse that is strangely utopian."
- Dan Abbott