British band Breton have been playing together in some form or another since 2007. Yet it was not until 2010 that the band released any music at all, and a full album did not come until 2012. This is because the band members originally preferred more experimental ways of expressing themselves. For example, their performances often included the projection of video clips to go along with the music.
More “performance artists” than a pure rock band, Breton often played in concert halls that could accommodate such projections. They soon realized, however, that their music could stand on its own, opening up a whole new set of possibilities for Breton, including the release of a debut album in 2012. Once the album, “Other People’s Problems,” did come out, it was a critical success. As a result, Breton’s reputation as an up-and-coming band skyrocketed.
After the unmitigated success of their debut album, Breton spent a year touring around the world. In 2013, the band went back to the studio to record “War Room Stories”. The band’s second album was recorded the summer of 2013 at the Funkaus, an abandoned radio studio located in Berlin.
The group chose this unusual spot specifically in order to record their experimental album — which was to be more in line with their peculiar origins. As such, the album “War Room Stories” reveals a band that is not afraid to take risks and express themselves in their own way.
For guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier, the mystery surrounding this intriguing group can be explored at the FNAC situated in the Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris. FNAC is a major media and electronics retailer in France, and it is not uncommon for musical groups to arrange free showcases right within the Montparnasse location. On March 1, 2014, Breton will put on an absolutely free performance for visitors and residents alike. The show will take place from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Free Breton showcase
March 1, 2014 from 4 to 5 p.m.
136 rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris