Buck Brothers (Top Buzzer)

Having recently produced The Last Republic’s 1st EP (previously called Kardomah [see below], The Last Rupublic went on to open V-Festival in 2009 and were later produced by Radiohead and Foo Fighters producer Chris Sheldon), Phil teamed with Andy Duke (producer/writer/re-mixer, Robbie Williams, Kylie, Girls Aloud) to set up Back2Forward records in order to promote Buck Brothers (later Top Buzzer).

Phil produced Buck Brothers 1st EP, ‘The World According to Buck’ in 2006, which was immediately picked up in North America and regularly played on almost all of the 450 student radio stations across the continent.

Building on this success of Buck Brothers EP, Phil produced Buck Brothers 1st Album ‘Me’. Me met with huge success once again in North America on both student and commercial radio, reaching as high as no. 9 in the FMQB chart measuring airplay on specialty radio shows across the whole of the US along with the likes of the Killers and Greenday (Charts such as FMQB measure airplay of evening and non-peak ‘John Peel’ style radio shows in North America).

It was at this time the legendary ‘Mayor of the Sunset Strip’ Rodney Bingenheimer, resident DJ on LA’s KROQ, instrumental in the rise of countless household names, including Blondie, No Doubt, and The Ramones, (one of the biggest radio stations in the US) became a huge personal friend to Buck Brothers. Rodney played Buck Brothers religiously on KROQ for over 2 years.

Buck Brothers also appeared alongside Elbow on New York’s cult show, Fearless TV, (aired to over 20m US homes) and supported Primal Scream in Russia and Goldfinger for their UK tour.

In 2011 Buck Brothers released their 2nd album We Are Nearly Filters, which has received notable success in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with high profile coverage in Slam and Oz magazines and have also reached number 1 in the Japanese Indie chart.