Hot Band Alert – Breton – Playing the Echo September 18, 2012

Breton – Photo: Jessy James

What do you get when you combine the Brit vibes of Bloc Party, sprinkled with the sensual beats of Massive Attack? Actually, let’s top that off with a gorgeous flavoring of elegant strings mixed with jerky guitar riffs and spastic percussion. You get a product of incredible sounds that go by the name of Breton.

Breton is a London-based collective that has been heralded as one of the UK’s finest up-and-comers. The rousing music that they create is anything but boring. Whether you’re looking for a sonic chill with beats and samples that twist your mind into a drug-induced time warp, or perhaps a more upbeat dubstep influenced ditty that will get your ass movin’ across the dance floor — Breton will give you an alluring and captivating show experience.

The band’s debut LP, Other People’s Problems, was released this past April and has received comparisons to Foals, Massive Attack, Bloc Party, James Blake and Tom Vek. Songs such at “Ghost Note” and “Jostle” take you back to that fuzzy rave where you left your mind deep in a speaker. With bass so thick and dizzying electro squeals, Breton takes you on a galactic trip. Fast-forward to a different set of tracks and you’ll be transported to a hedonistic realm of soothing tones and spellbinding symphonies.

Breton return to the Echo on Tuesday, Sept. 18 and it will be a show not to miss. Tickets are priced at $8 via TicketFly and $10 at the door. Get your tickets here!

Words: Sandra Burciaga

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