Brighton's Brakes began as somewhat of a supergroup, pooling the talents of brothers Thomas and Alex White of The Electric Soft Parade and sometime British Sea Power keyboardist Eamon Hamilton to release debut Give Blood on Rough Trade in 2005. Following high profile support slots to Belle & Sebastian, Editors and The Killers, the band made a quick turn around with 2006's The Beatific Visions. The band took their time next time around, recording Touchdown with former Delgado Paul Savage and releasing it on hometown label Fat Cat in April 2009.
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Joining hometown label Fat Cat for their third album after two well received through Rough Trade, Brakes' Eamon Hamilton tells us what's what.
This is Brakes first release on Fat Cat, their third overall and things have changed drastically here. Touchdown is a much more solid album. It focuses on firm song structures, keeping one eye on the complete finished product which is where their last departure Give Blood fell down...