Since South London-based Breton returned home following their spring support tour with We Were Promised Jetpacks, the art-pop provocateurs have been touring non-stop, spreading their postmodern post-punk & electro gospel all across the UK + Europe with a slew of kinetic multimedia performances on the festival circuit as well as sold out headline shows. Following support slots with Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand & The xx, Breton will return to N. America this fall for their 1st headline tour. The 2-week trek will kick off on September 4 in Washington, DC, hit New York’s Bowery Ballroom on September 6 & make its way to Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago + then the west coast for shows in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles & culminating in San Francisco. Main support for the tour will come from rising Manchester-based electronic producer D/R/U/G/S who will set the mood with his spacey electro jams.
On the strength of their acclaimed debut LP, Other People’s Problems, enthralling live show, & gripping videos, Breton have quickly catapulted from a cult favorite to an internationally renowned act that has been dubbed one of Britain’s most exciting bands. The fivesome’s debut, has received comparisons to Massive Attack, Bloc Party, Tricky, Foals, Portishead, James Blake & Tom Vek + has received glowing press from both sides of the pond.
To celebrate the upcoming tour, Breton is giving away a remix of their track “The Commission” from Brainfeeder’s Lapalux. Check it out below. Dates on flyer above.
The Commission (Lapalux’s Aquatic Centre remix) // download