No sibling rivalry for the Disclosure brothers
Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence of English electronic act Disclosure are proud to say they are best mates
Bitter rivalry can be par for the course when siblings join forces on their musical endeavours.
The infamous Liam and Noel Gallagher of English rock act Oasis are a prime example of what brotherly warfare can look like.
Yet, on the other end of the spectrum are brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence of English electronic act Disclosure, who say proudly that fights are few and far between.
Older brother Guy, 25, told M in a phone interview from Los Angeles: "Howard is my mate and we get on really well. We wouldn't be in a band together if we didn't like each other.
"We used to not be best mates, seeing as we are three years apart. But we have developed similar music interests... music brings us together."
Differences, if any, are resolved quickly and can span a diverse range of topics from serious ones like music to trivial matters like dinner choices.
"It was only after spending so much time together that I realised how much he hates onions. It can get annoying because it plays a part in where we eat. But ask him, and he says the most annoying thing about me is that I like them," said Guy with a laugh.
On Friday, Guy and Howard, 22, will be in Bangkok for the first time to headline Together Festival with US producer-DJ Steve Aoki.
It will take place at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) and tickets cost S$85 from www.togetherfestival.net.
"We haven't been there before so we're quite excited, especially to see the culture and taste the food," said Guy.
The last four years have seen the Grammy-nominated act on the road performing all across the globe, playing in some of the biggest music festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury.
In a short span of time, Disclosure have worked their way up to become one of the biggest electronic music acts. They have also collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, including Grammy-winning artists like English singer Sam Smith, Kiwi singer Lorde and Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd.
Disclosure's two albums, Settle (2013) and Caracal (2015), were widely received and nominated in the Best Dance/Electronica Album category at the Grammys.
For most musicians, the recognition is a dream. But Disclosure sees the honour as an added bonus.
"It's not the main reason why we are in this. More than anything, we want to make good music and enjoy the process. We do the best we can, so being nominated for the Grammys is like a pat on our backs," said Guy.
Is there talk of finally slowing down to pause and breathe after years on the road?
"We both have homes in London and maybe soon it will be great to catch up with our friends and families again.
"But now, we are having a blast making music together and excited to keep at it," said Guy.