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Breton are here, played SXSW, signed to FatCat

by Andrew Sacher

Breton

London’s Breton were just in Austin for SXSW and before they head home they’ll play a NYC show TONIGHT (3/21) at Mercury Lounge with Gold Fields. Tickets are available.

You may know Breton from the remixes they’ve done for Maps & Atlases and Local Natives, or the audio/visual work they’ve done for Tricky, but they’ve also been releasing EPs of their own material. Now they’ve got a debut full length, Other People’s Problems, set to come out on April 3 in the US and March 26 in the UK via FatCat. The album pulls from two rather different, but distinctly UK styles of music. They’ve got a mix of James Blake-ian beats and the tense vocals of UK dance-punk groups like Klaxons and Foals. Check out the video for “Interference” off the album, which they wrote, filmed, and directed themselves, below. The album artwork and tracklist are below too.

All dates, including a May tour with We Were Promised Jetpacks (that has them in Philly on May 5th) and video below…


Breton – “Interference” Official Video

Breton – Other People’s Problems
Other People's Problems

Other People’s Problems Tracklist:
1 Pacemaker
2 Edward the Confessor
3 Electrician
4 2 Years
5 Wood and Plastic
6 Governing Correctly
7 Interference
8 Ghost Note
9 Oxides
10 Jostle
11 Commission

Breton — 2012 Tour Dates
WEDNESDAY 21ST MAR 2012 Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
TUESDAY 27TH MAR 2012 Academy 2, Dublin. UK.
WEDNESDAY 28TH MAR 2012 Corsica Studios, London. UK.
THURSDAY 29TH MAR 2012 Islington Mill, Manchester. UK.
FRIDAY 30TH MAR 2012 Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds. UK.
SUNDAY 1ST APR 2012 La Cave Aux Poetes, Roubaix. France.
TUESDAY 3RD APR 2012 Point Ephemere , Paris. France.
WEDNESDAY 4TH APR 2012 La Laiterie , Strasbourg. France.
TUESDAY 10TH APR 2012 Le 106, Rouen. France.
FRIDAY 13TH APR 2012 Epicerie Moderne, Lyon. France.
SATURDAY 14TH APR 2012 Caprices Festival , Crans-Montana. Switzerland.
TUESDAY 24TH APR 2012 The Paradise, Boston, MA. USA.
WEDNESDAY 25TH APR 2012 SPACE, Portland, ME. USA.
THURSDAY 26TH APR 2012 Il Motore, Montreal, QC. Canada.
FRIDAY 27TH APR 2012 Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON. Canada.
SATURDAY 28TH APR 2012 Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI. USA.
SUNDAY 29TH APR 2012 Outland Live, Columbus, OH. USA.
SATURDAY 5TH MAY 2012 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA. USA.
WEDNESDAY 9TH MAY 2012 The Echo, Los Angeles, CA. USA.
THURSDAY 10TH MAY 2012 Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA. USA.

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