BBC & NME Champion Breton - ‘About To Break’
Although Breton's debut album Other People's Problems is still a lengthy 9 weeks away from relase, the band's name has been appearing in magazines such as NME, DJ, Fly, Artrocker, Clash, Stool Pigeon (and more) regularly... and for months. As a rule at FatCat, we usually only include quotes in a newspiece on the day of the release, when we have enough good quotes to warrent it. But, sitting on top of a pile of critical acclaim with over 2 months until the album sits on record shop's shelves, we're in the fortunate position of being able to give you an update now.
Breton's relationship with the NME continues to flower, with the band appearing as the feature in the magazines Radar section this week. "About to break." "Other People's Problems, out March 26th, calls to mind a trip-hop Foals stalking Crystal Castles around Berlin and merges the brighest scuzztronic sounds with recordings of subway trains, collapsing buildings, '70s acid stories and bank vault doors slamming."
Here's a link to an accompanying blog 'Radar Band Of The Day' - which includes more photos of the band in the Lab, and a mix they made exclusively for the NME.
BBC Music labelled them as a band to watch in 2012 in their '10 imminent albums to get excited about' feature. "An intense mix of chopped-out chords and pounding beats, as hypnotic as it is hyperactive, this is music that redefines what it means to be a 'guitar band' in 2012: invention as a priority, accessibility a lovely bonus... What pop could be in a parallel dimension."
Other fans at the BBC include names at Radio, where singles Edward The Confessor and Interference have been regular additions to shows hosted by Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens (the band also recorded a session for Huw), and more. XFM have also shown huge support with DJ's such as Mary Anne Hobbs playing exclusive tracks from the band's recent Blanket Rule EP, and John Kennedy playing the singles.
The band are also enjoying the attention they're getting from France. La Blogotheque recently recorded a session which is yet to go live, and Breton have been out several times to play packed out shows to excitable audiences.
With everyone seeming very excited about the release of the album, we urge you to buy tickets for their forthcoming tour very early to avoid dissapointment. Dates are as follows:
24th Feb - SRSLY, Turin, ITA
21st Mar – Mercury Lounge, New York, USA
27th Mar - Academy 2, Dublin, IRE
28th Mar - Corsica Studios, London, UK
29th Mar - Islington Mill, Manchester, UK
30th Mar - A Nation of Shop Keepers, Leeds, UK
1st Apr - La Cave Aux Poetes, Roubaix, FR
3rd Apr - Point Ephemere, Paris, FR
4th Apr - La Laiterie, Strasbourg, FR
10th Apr - Le 106, Rouen, FR
13th Apr - Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, FR
14th Apr - Caprices Festival, Crans-Montana, CH
Download the free Blanket Rule EP from the band's Facebook page here