NEWS: BRETON RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR ’15 MINUTES’

Breton will release their new single ‘Fifteen Minutes’ on 14th April 2014 through Cut Tooth/Believe Recordings. ‘Fiften Minutes’ is taken from their recently released second album ‘War Room Stories’ and is a highly charged track that captures the spirited energy of the band. The song is written around a field recording of a fierce argument between a couple in a damaged relationship. The video was directed by long time collaborator... Read More

LIVE: BRETON – 04/03/2014

- SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER - I remember hearing London-based indie dance outfit Breton a few years ago and being blown away by how many great artists they managed to sound like in one piece of music. With Foals-esque vocals, Tom Vek’s grooves and the weirdness of Late Of The Pier, Breton made an eclectic debut album which impressed pretty much everyone back in 2012. After a big tour in support of said record, the outfit pretty much disappeared... Read More

INTERVIEW: BRETON

Funkhaus Berlin When the Red Hot Chilli Peppers wanted an unconventional setting to record highly acclaimed ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’, they chose the reportedly haunted former residence of magician Harry Houdini. The coolest location to make a record I thought, until I discovered where London natives Breton decided to record their follow up to 2012′s ‘Other People’s Problems’. Breton’s Daniel McIlvenny (bass... Read More

Album Review: Breton – War Room Stories

At the moment, the DIY ethic that is so essential for exciting new bands is as abundant in the underground music scene as it ever was. With the likes of Manchester band PINS and Leeds groups Menace Beach and Department M – amongst others – all creating their own merchandise, cultivating their own distinct image and releasing high quality demos in the past year, it is evident that up-and-coming music is home to a healthy, vibrant attitude... Read More

NEWS: BRETON – NEW SINGLE ‘ENVY’ + LP

Breton have released the video for their latest single ‘Envy’. ‘Envy is taken from their second album ‘War Room Stories’ which is released by Cut Tooth/Believe Recordings on 3rd February 2014. The album was written during a year spent touring incessantly and playing festivals across the world. It was recorded this summer at the Funkhaus in Berlin – a building with the same otherworldly weirdness as Breton’s beloved creative... Read More

NEWS: BRETON – VIDEO FOR ‘GOT WELL SOON’

Breton have released the video for their brand new track called ‘Got Well Soon’ and its a real pleasure for Silent Radio to preview it here: Lyrically the song is about inclusivity and its flipside. Peer pressure to fit in or go it alone – be in the gang or be rejected. This theme is reflected in the video, a short, disturbing film that was originally made for Breton’s show at the BFI in January this year as part of the British... Read More

NEWS: BRETON – NEW SINGLE + HEAR BUSY P REMIX OF ‘GOVERNING CORRECTLY’

Breton have announced the release of a brand new single ‘Population Density’, due for release on 5th November 2012 on FatCat Records. Recorded between festivals over the summer at the band’s creative HQ The Lab, the band road tested it for the first time at the Route Du Rock festival in France in front of 7,000 people – it was one of the highlights of the set. There are two additional tracks on the single – ‘Governing Correctly’, taken... Read More

VIDEO: BRETON – PERFORMANCE FILM OF NEW SINGLE ‘JOSTLE’

To coincide with the release of their new AA single, ‘Jostle’/’Foam’, due for release of FatCat Records on 2nd July 2012. Breton have released a performance film of ‘Jostle’. It was recorded for A Take Away Show, filmed by and for the acclaimed French site La Blogotheque. Breton transported all their recording equipment and PA from their HQ The Lab in Kennington to Paris, where they took over a French Bistro and set up studio and performed... Read More

NEWS: BRETON – HEAR ‘JOSTLE’ FROM THE NEW AA SIDE + UK TOUR DATES

Fresh from an extensive and hugely successful two month tour of the UK, Europe and the States, Breton have announced a five date tour of the UK. They will also play further dates in Europe including a support slot in Paris with Hot Chip in July and various festival appearances including Latitude Festival throughout the summer months. Breton are fast earning a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting and innovative live bands and their recent... Read More

LIVE: BRETON – 29/03/2012

Photos: Peter Rea - ISLINGTON MILL, SALFORD - By going through these doors, we agree to let ourselves be filmed for a commercial. I was under the impression that this gig would be a little shy on punters tonight, so the scenes inside the mill come as a complete surprise. Breton‘s debut album ‘Other People’s Problems’ was released through Fatcat Records on Monday. They came to my attention through hype following a popular support... Read More

NEWS/COMPETITION: BRETON – NEW SINGLE, DEBUT ALBUM + VIDEO / FREE GIG TICKETS & CDS

Sonic and visual experimentalists Breton will release their second single, ‘Interference’ on 19th March 2012 on FatCat Records. It’s taken from the band’s hugely anticipated debut album ‘Other People’s Problems’ - due for release on 26th March 2012 - and lyrically touches on compulsive, destructive relationships, their internal compromises and justifications. It’s a bold, epic production oozing in attitude thanks to... Read More

NEWS: BRETON – NEW EP ‘THE BLANKET RULE’ + TOUR DATES

On 17th January 2012 Breton released ‘The Blanket Rule EP’, to celebrate the announcement of a fresh set of dates, including shows in Paris, Dublin and the Mercury Lounge in New York, which will be the band’s first ever headline show. It consists of four new tracks that will not be included on their forthcoming debut album ‘Other People’s Problems’ due for release onFatCat Records on 26th March 2012. There will also be a bonus track, ‘The... Read More

NEWS: BRETON – DEBUT HEADLINE UK TOUR + STREAMED MIX INCLUDING TWO NEW TRACKS

Fresh from an incredible performance in front of 3000 people at Transmusicales Festival last weekend, multimedia masterminds Breton announce their first UK headline shows. They will take place next March 2012 in support of their debut album ‘Other People’s Problems’, which will be released on Fat Cat Records. Dates are as follows: 28th March – Corsica Studios, London 29th March – Islington Mill, Manchester 30th March – Nation Of Shopkeepers,... Read More

NEWS: BRETON – A SHORT FILM FOR THE DEBUT SINGLE

Visual experimentalists Breton have released a short film for their forthcoming debut single ‘Edward The Confessor’, due for release on Fat Cat Records on 21st November 2011.  The track’s lyrics are based on a field recording of a conversation taking place between two unknown men, the subject matter of which is immigration and the frustration of surviving in a foreign country. It’s a similar frustration that’s echoed in the young faces... Read More

NEWS: BRETON – NEW VIDEO ‘THE COMMISSION’

Art pop architects Breton are releasing a stunning new video to accompany their new song ‘The Commission’. It was directed by BretonLABS and Stuart Sinclair, a motion graphics artist who makes computer generated clips of space and satellites. The actor is Patrick Lyons, a beat poet from Boston – and legend on the south London squat party scene. The pair met when Breton started out and regularly played the squat party circuit. ‘The Commission’... Read More