The most difficult question Breton are ever asked is a fairly standard one; “What kind of music do you make?” Their inability to answer is the essence of everything they do. Perhaps because they are forever dipping into pools of resources that span many genres and a broad field of influence or, perhaps it is because they simply don’t know. A better way to fathom the often cryptic output of the band would perhaps be to ask them “How?” — Formed in 2010 in South-East London, the four-piece b are primarily film-makers with cutting-edge video and sound design work under their belts for the likes of The Temper Trap, Penguin Prison and Tricky. For their independent short films they are award winners and regular fixtures at film festivals. —- From their base in South East London, a former bank now aptly named ‘bretonLABS’ they can be found capturing and cataloguing a wealth of found sounds which they use in all of their audio-visual work. — Their much-anticipated live shows sees them shrouded in black hoods manipulating guitars, bass, synths, drums and laptops to create a truly original melee incorporating hip-hop, electronica, cinematic soundscapes. Onstage, they are lit only by the glow of their emphatic self-shot visuals, cut and edited live, in real-time by their touring fifth member.
- Alessandro Cortini