Julian Smith and James Wilson founded Builder’s Tea in 2016, the two musicians that make up the double act, describe themselves in simple terms: “We’re two guys on separate islands making music.” But the pair,
who have been making music for over a decade under various pseudonyms, have a depth of talent that
span a variety of creative spaces.
Drawn to each other’s work, released individually through London record label West Norwood Cassette Library,
they met only twice before forming Builder’s Tea. Based in London, Wilson writes, records and publishes music.
Smith lives in Mallorca, maintaining a creative practice focused on music and visual arts.
Even though the pair live and work a thousand miles apart, that doesn’t restrict their creativity. James and Julian work in tandem on select projects as well as collaborating with a roster of artists in both audio and visual formats.
Collectively the Builder’s Brothers have garnered support from Gilles Peterson, Jamie XX, Eats Everything,
Skream and Laurent Garnier to BBC Radio, Boiler Room, Pitchfork, Mixmag and Fact Magazine.