Brakes

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

brakes_large_1240259988_crop_550x457

Brakes are a cult four-piece indie rock ‘super-group’ formed in Brighton, England in 2003 by Eamon Hamilton (British Sea Power), Alex White (The Electric Soft Parade), Thomas White (The Electric Soft Parade, Sparks & Solo) and Marc Beatty (The Tenderfoot).

Signed to Rough Trade records they released their smart and highly enjoyable debut album ‘Give Blood’ in 2005, an intense stripped down record recorded live to two-inch tape in just five days and without the use of computers. The album featured heavily in ‘best of year’ lists.

Brakes second album, ‘The Beatific Visions’ was released to universal acclaim and was voted the best record of 2006 by BBC Radio DJ Colin Murray.

In November 2007, after four years of near constant touring, Brakes signed with Brighton based label FatCat – their first release for their new label was arguably their most fully realized and best album to date, 2009’s ‘Touchdown’. The live album ‘Rock Is Dodelijk’ followed the same year, faithfully capturing the band’s notoriously rambunctious live energy and ear-splitting immediacy.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .