Music Week’s Breakout, Wednesday 17th April

By on April 16, 2013




Music industry bible Music Week has been backing a winner in this monthly night which gives a platform to FIVE new and breaking acts and has attracted up to 1,000 people nightly since its launch in October 2010. Breakout is over 2 years young and has now played host to over 240 acts with a total audiences of over 20000 people – winning best independent UK promoter at the Live Music Awards 2011

Breakout’s monthly showcase for new and breaking acts staged by Music Week in conjunction with All Night Long Promotions returns on Wednesday, April 17th at THE BARFLY, CAMDEN. As ever, the night offers a host of exciting unsigned and newly‐signed acts driving those exclusive A&R circles wild with hype. Performers on the MAIN STAGE will include:

Following an end of year that saw them tour support Crystal Castles on their UK tour, play a sold out New Years eve show at Koko alongside Peace and win the endorsement of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Mary-Anne Hobbs and John Kennedy among others at radio, LULS now enter 2013 full steam ahead with a new double A side single. ‘Never Let It Go/Sympathy Of Love’ which sees the expansion of LULS’ widescreen sound into ever more epic and enthralling territory, with two tracks equally charged with electrifying, sweat dripping energy as their huge choruses are imbued with arching, heartfelt emotion. In a landscape of a new generation of bands redefining the conventions of British guitar music, ‘Never Let It Go/Sympathy Of Love’ affirms that LULS are undoubtedly set for an exciting year ahead.

London based quartet MUST have announced the release of their debut three-track EP, released on cassette, through Heart Throb Records (Loom, Torches) on 1 April 2013. The EP was recorded with producer Oliver Bayston and features three new tracks ‘Just Wait’, ‘Graceland’ and ‘Die For You’.
Having only formed in the summer of 2012, MUST have quickly gained attention for their distinct brand of riff driven guitar pop that draws inspiration from slacker rock artists like Teenage Fanclub, Built to Spill and Sparklehorse. Their sound is all riff heavy hooks, fuzzy shoegaze guitars and surf-pop vocal harmonies that has already gained them a loyal live following and are set to tour extensively through 2013 with festivals and tour dates soon to be announced.

With their first show on at the end of March, the London trio that are Paint The Dark join us on the back of much blog love for their synth pop treat ‘Lariat’, which ThisIsFakeDIY described as having ‘one heck of a chorus’. Sounding more inventive, mature and classic than their contemporaries, the band have spent their last nine months locked away working on their debut album in secret, and have caught the imagination with their first two slices of sweeping melodic majesty

Rosie, originally from Hampshire UK, now living in Donegal Ireland, is an extremely talented singer song writer, aged just 16. Her folky songs have the ability to get straight to your heart within a couple of bars! Her inspiration comes, in part, from the beautiful landscape surrounding her home on the stunning Rosguil peninsula and from her ability to listen to people’s stories. Already her singing has taken her to New York and Los Angeles. Her music has already had air-time on BBC Radio Ulster, as well as her local station Highland Radio, in Donegal.

John is a Mancunian singer/songwriter playing twelve string guitar. His complex music draws its influences from the blues, heavy rock and elements of folk and his style and music is often compared to the work of Jeff Buckley. The recently finished debut album, recorded at Moolah Rouge in Stockport, has since been mastered and is due for imminent release. His four track ‘Mind Explosion’ EP was released in the last few months to great acclaim.


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.