30 seconds interview: Breton

BretonwebBreton have had a reputation as an exciting, must see act ever since their first live outings at squat parties and from their South London base, BretonLABS.

The group embarked on their musical journey as it was more practical to set their film work to music, they quickly gathered a dedicated following, in part thanks to their intense performance and experimental approach to their music.

They holed up in the industrial district of Mitte in Berlin to make their second album War Room Stories. They feed samples, dub and electronics into their music, making for a significant step forward from their debut Other People’s Problems.

After touring Europe with Local Natives and Foals and playing festivals including Pitchfork in Paris and Ibiza Rocks, they’ve reimagined some of their recent album with the help of the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra. Meet them in our 30 seconds interview below…

We first started writing music because…
We fell in love with records and songs, and wanted to have lives where we could get lost in them every day.

We have been making music since…
We were about 14 and worked out you didn’t get ID’d if you were playing in a band.

Our music is…
Absolute escape from everything.

You’ll like our music if you listen to…
DJ Premier, Scott Walker, Talking Heads, Four Tet.

Our favourite venue is…
Botanique in Belgium or the Melbourn museum of moving image Cinema.

Music is important because…
It’s a genuinely profound distraction until you die.

Our biggest inspiration is…
Jonathon Glazer.

Our dream collaboration would be…
Brian Eno and Kanye, with Beth Gibbons on vox.

To try us out, listen to our song…
S4.

If we weren’t making music we’d be…
Lost and broken.

In 10 years time we want to be…
Having as much fun making music as we are now.

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