The Breaks bring a refreshing take on Hip Hop to the table, taking inspiration from many styles of music including jazz, rap, hip-hop, funk, soul, rock and R&B. Despite this wide range of influences, the members knit melodies, beats and lyrics together to create unique musical and poetical flavour……..
And here’s a little bit of history….
The Breaks was a project born in 2005 when a local group of musicians collaborated in a series of ‘jam’ style sessions.
This group quickly formed into a band and gigged heavily whilst releasing ‘Short Guy, Long Trousers’ EP. This was followed by the ‘Broken’ EP and then their self produced ‘Finally’ LP in 2010.
In 2012 they released 4 singles in aid of 2 national charities that gained them local media attention including 247 Magazine, ‘BBC Radio Devon Feature’ and a ‘BBC Spotlight’ feature (check out their YouTube page).
2013 saw the release of their latest album ‘Audio Art’ (named after the studio it was recorded in), which features collaborations with artists Last Child Dancing, Jax and Shire Roots.
The band released a bunch of self-produced videos to accompany the release of ‘Audio Art’ which you can find on Media page of the website.
In their time they have played live supporting ‘De La Soul’ ‘The Nextmen’ ‘Toots and the Maytals’, Jazz legend ‘Courtney Pine’, ‘Gilles Peterson’, ‘The Pharcyde’ and the legendary ‘Scratch Perverts’. Headlined stages at ‘Gold Coast Ocean Fest‘ ‘Aeon’ festival, ‘Fat Face World Freestyle Mountainboard Champs’ and played numerous other festivals including ‘BoardMaster Festival’ ‘Electric Beach’