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Possibly my favourite band of the last few years.

I first came across Brakes about four years ago supporting Editors and basically stood open mouthed in amazement all the way through. Some of the shortest songs you'll ever come across, but laden in equal turns with anger and wit. One minute, literally, it's a punk thrash about proper talking at gigs, the next a cover of country classic and somewhere in there a track that wouldn't be out of place on the dancefloor. Eclectic, yes, mad, without a doubt, brilliant, definitely. Listen to this and then the live album. A true one off band.


Formed: 2002 in Brighton, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

The ambitious indie rock foursome Brakes features Eamon Hamilton (vocals/guitar), Tom White (guitar), Marc Beatty (bass), and Alex White (drums). During a drunken evening in 2002 after opening for the Lonesome Organist in Brighton, England, Hamilton formed Brakes. Hamilton (no relation to Yan's brother of the same name) was playing with British Sea Power at the time, while Beatty maintained bass duties with the Tenderfoot. The brothers White, also members of Electric Soft Parade, were added to the...
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