Twin brothers of the Green Brothers bonded by their music

Twin brothers of the Green Brothers bonded by their music

Twin brothers of the Green Brothers bonded by their music
April 26
13:20 2016

Austin Cox | Staff Writer

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Picture being 18-years-old and halfway across the country crammed inside a passenger-size minivan with five of your closest friends and your twin brother – five shows deep into a two-week tour for a band you started just a year earlier. This is reality for the Green Brothers.

Media arts and political science freshmen Brenden and Kyle Green are the golden boys of the Denton music scene, having played in over six bands. On top of attending UNT, the brothers play in four bands together: Kept in Line, Striking Force, Afraid of Life and Pulled Under. All of which have released music in the past year.

“They’re both excellent musicians and contribute so much when we’re in the process of writing new music,” said longtime friend and bandmate Brian Rosatelli. “They will play off of each other and improvise stuff that will end up turning into an actual song.”

The brothers are already accomplished musicians being only 18-years-old. They’ve embarked on two tours and played with some of hardcore-punk’s biggest names like California’s Forced Order and Skourge from Houston.

1.Will Fifer, a political science major and vocalist in the band Kept in Line performs at 1919 in Fort Worth. Hannah Ridings | Senior Staff Photographer

The two brothers perform together in the band Kept in Line at 1919 in Fort Worth. Hannah Ridings | Senior Staff Photographer

“I would say that every band we’ve been in has been full of super-memorable experiences,” Kyle said. “They represent where we were at at that particular moment in our lives.”

He recalls a chaotic, table-flipping reaction received during a performance with the band Pulled Under, which just received a massive amount of recognition due to a recent signing with label Harm Reduction Records.

“I just remember looking up from my guitar throughout that set and seeing a straight up warzone,” Kyle said. “It was insane. We ended with the mosh part in one of our songs, and I remember looking up and seeing all these people standing on the side getting forced into these merch tables and all the people around them falling over.”

The process of touring for many musicians is a grueling experience. Moreover, for anyone with a close sibling, the idea of spending weeks at a time stuck inside a van may seem like a recipe for disaster.

“Touring is honestly one of the coolest things I’ve ever done in my life, and touring with my identical twin brother makes it even better,” Brenden said, shooting a quick smirk over to Kyle. “We definitely keep each other in check and that’s important on tour. It’s always great knowing I have a friend no matter what happens on the road, and I’ll always have someone who has my back and vice versa.”

Will Fifer screams into the mic while playing a show with his band Kept in Line at 1919, a DIY venue in Fort Worth. Hannah Ridings | Senior Staff Photographer

Will Fifer screams into the mic while playing a show with his band Kept in Line at 1919, a DIY venue in Fort Worth. Hannah Ridings | Senior Staff Photographer

That isn’t to say it’s always smooth sailing.

“There’s always jokes about how much me and Brenden are at each other’s throats a lot of the time involving our bands, especially when it comes to the writing process,” Kyle said. “We’ve been in a constant battle since the day we were born to outshine the other while at the same time lifting each other up to be the best we can be.”

Sibling rivalry aside, it’s obvious that the Green Brothers have an equal focus on their projects and through each other have a support system many would envy.

“I definitely would not be where I am today without him and his influence musically and as a person,” Kyle said.

Their passion and drive for the music scene also encourages their friendship and involvement, be it through playing in bands, making art or booking shows.

“Hardcore is sick and goes deeper than the music,” Brenden said. “It’s definitely something that has become a part of me and helped shaped me into who I am.”

Featured Image: The band Kept in Line poses together after a show at 1919, from left to right, bassist Kyle Green a political science major, guitarist Austin Johanningmeier a marketing major, drummer Brian Rosatelli a journalism major, vocalist Will Fifer a political science major and guitarist Brenden Green a film major.  Hannah Ridings | Senior Staff Photographer

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