Other People's Problems
03. Edward The Confessor
04. 2 Years
05. Wood and Plastic
06. Governing Correctly
08. Ghost Note
11. The Commission
Before joining the FatCat roster, Breton released three highly acclaimed EPs which have earned them an eager fanbase on their home turf – the most recent being a 12" on Hemlock Recordings, the label responsible for pioneering releases by Fantastic Mr Fox, Mount Kimbie, and James Blake. Formed in 2010, the four piece are primarily filmmakers with cutting-edge video and sound design work under their belts for the likes of Tricky, The Temper Trap and others. For their indepen- dent short films, they are award winners and regular fixtures at film festivals. From their base in South East London, a former bank now aptly named 'breton- LABS' they can be found capturing cataloguing a wealth of found sounds which they use in all of their audio-visual work as well as pioneering remixes for Local Natives, Chapel Club and Maps & Atlases.
Breton’s live shows are more of a cerebral sensory experience with the band playing bass, guitars, drums, synths and samplers shrouded in black hoods; lit only by the glow of their emphatic self-shot visuals, cut and edited live, in real-time by their touring fifth member.
Allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the creation of their debut album, FatCat has flown the band to Sundlaugin, the remote Icelandic studio home of Sígur Rós. The resulting tracks demonstrate the band’s inscrutable sound, mixing up different musical genres with a load of attitude, to startling effect.
“They’re like the weird bastard sons of Crystal Castles and Steve Jobs” – NME
“Think of Breton as a multimedia Massive Attack with some of the noir ambience you'd expect from a group signed to FatCat and some of the pop energy of Friendly Fires.” - The Guardian