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London's multimedia electro-rock outfit Bretón had their beginnings in the mid-2000s, when friends and collaborators Roman Rappak and Adam Ainger began playing music and making films together, but the band formed officially two years later, by which time Ian Patterson, Daniel McIlvenny, and Ryan McClarnon had joined the fold. Rechristening an old bank Breton Labs and using it as their base of operations, Bretón worked on their films and the accompanying music, which drew enough of a response at screenings and performances that they decided to record and release their songs. Bretón released a trio of EPs, including one that had parts and instructions to make a synthesizer and one on Hemlock Recordings, home also to James Blake. In addition, the band remixed songs by Maps & Atlases, Temper Trap, Local Natives, and Tricky, and created videos for Penguin Prison and Flats. In mid-2011, the group signed to Fat Cat Records and toured with Tom Vek, then headed to Iceland to record their debut album at Sigur Rós' Sundlaugin Studio. The result, Other People's Problems, arrived in April 2012. ~ Heather Phares