“It’s lame to talk about the responsibility of an artist, but really, saying ‘listen to 40 minutes of my thoughts’ means that you should put your life and soul into it…”
When Breton first emerged from their south London, all-purpose base - dubbed BretonLabs - their intensely creative, multi-disciplinary approach rendered them difficult to pigeonhole. A band who made films on the side? Filmmakers and visual artists with a fully-realised soundtrack? A ‘collective’? But sod the pigeonholing. Because all you really need to know to understand Breton is contained in singer and chief songwriter Roman Rappak’s impassioned assertions above. Breton, completed by Adam Ainger, Ian Patterson, Ryan McClarnon and Daniel McIlvenny, are simply a band that put their life and soul into every little detail of ‘it’.
Formed in 2010, the four-piece 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.
Indie Label Market 2016
We had an awesome time at Independent Label Market on Saturday! Thank you to those that came and listened, bought or just checked out our stall! Below are some pictures and videos from the weekend! See you next year!
Check out our updated Best of Believe Recordings playlist!
We have updated our 'Best of Believe Recordings' playlist on Spotify. It now features new music from Meadowlark, The Age of L.U.N.A. and more! Check it out below:
Breton Premiere New Track
Breton have premiered their new track, 'Titan', over on This Is Fake DIY. The deluxe edition of their 2014 album War Room Stories is out on the 10th November.
3 NEW RELEASES // OUT TODAY
We have 3 brand spanking new releases out today! Sink or Swim EP - the debut indie gem from London four-piece Pauma. smarturl.it/SinkOrSwim War Room Stories (Deluxe Edition) - The deluxe edition of Breton's sophomore album, featuring new tracks including new single 'Titan'. po.st/WarRoomStoriesNE Post Tropical (Deluxe Edition) - The deluxe edition of James Vincent McMorrow's sophomore album, featuring new tracks and remixes. smarturl.it/PostTropicalDeluxe
Breton in Jean Paul Gaultier campaign
The instrumental of 'Got Well Soon' by Breton has been used in the new online campaign by Jean Paul Gaultier.
PREMIERE: Breton remix 'West Coast' by Lana Del Rey with GQ France
Breton on 6 Music B List
'15 Minutes', the new single from Breton, has been added to the BBC 6 Music B List.
OUT NOW: War Room Stories by Breton
War Room Stories, the new album by Breton, is out today via Cut Tooth/Believe Recordings. Purchase your copy now: iTunes: http://smarturl.it/WarRoomStories Store: http://www.bretonlabs.com/store.html
Breton: Interactive Map
Breton, in partnership with Carhartt WIP, have created an interactive map that allows fans to listen to a full stream of their new album 'War Room Stories' ahead of its release date next week. Fans can listen to the exclusive pre-stream by scanning a QR Code found on posters around three major cities, London, Paris and Berlin. The band will reveal the locations of exclusive 'listening points' via the map (powered by Google Maps), which can be found here: http://bretonlabs.com/warroomstories
Breton: Live Session with Lauren Laverne
Listen back to today's live session with Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music where Breton played two tracks, 'Envy'and '302 Watch Towers'. Pre-order the new album, War Room Stories, here: http://smarturl.it/WarRoomStories
New Video: 'Envy' by Breton
Check out Breton's new video for 'Envy', taken from the upcoming album War Room Stories:
Breton - 'Envy' Premiere
Breton's new single 'Envy' has premiered live today on Noisey. Check it out here. You can pre-order the upcoming album, 'War Room Stories' via iTunes here. Their other track, 'Got Well Soon' was also played on BBC Radio 1 last night with Phil Taggart & Alice Lavine. The song appears at 1:20:50. Listen again here.