Bio

Biography  
December 2009
 

It all started back in primary school for a musically-rebellious Brendan Porteus when he rapped the Lord’s Prayer in assembly. A few classes skipped later, and Brendan was honing his talents not only on vocals, but on guitar, bass, drums and keys.  

At 19 he joined with his equally talented-but-wayward brother Liam (sounds familiar..?!) to form hip-hop combo The Absolute Kretins. Rapping some wicked, and more-often-than-not humorous, lyrics over their own backing tracks, the group showed promise beyond its years. The Kretins released two albums and successfully toured the UK but something more attractive was beckoning the boys and that was: the world of rock.  

Brendan Porteus formed Espionage of the Loc with brother Liam, long-time collaborator Xennon Easton and drummer Calum Knox in the spring of ‘08. The new band took its name from Brendan’s nickname ‘Loco B’ in the Absolute Kretins.

Their sound meanwhile borrowed from the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers (circa the Blood Sex Sugar Magik era) and also the dirtier sounds of Alice in Chains but with a boyish, cheeky edge. 

Brendan is an inveterate songwriter, even at his tender age of 25. He has a deft sense for melody and rhythm and always seems to pluck lyrics from his heart, he doesn’t sing any old bullshit.  

Espionage of the Loc are fun, feel good, feel amazing: go out there and listen.