Known for their high energy live shows, The Mighty Breaks’ weapons of choice are fuzzy guitars and the, for a garage band, unusual addition of saxophone. All five band members sing, giving each track a different feel. The Mighty Breaks’ garage pop/90’s alternative sound is inspired by artists like Guided By Voices, The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Dandy Warhols.
The Mighty Breaks released their self-titled debut EP on UK/NL based label Mink Records last year and subsequently toured the Netherlands and Italy. The past few months the band has focused on developing its sound and experimenting in a studio setting, and finally recording with Tijmen van Wageningen and Domenico Mangione at Basement Studio in The Hague. Single ‘Faking Chasing’ (16/5) provided a first taste of the new material, released digitally and accompanied by a video premiered at Noisey. The track was featured in Spotify’s ‘Fresh Finds: Six Strings’, ‘New Alternative’ and ‘Independent Music Monday’. The band was tipped by blogs like UK’s Drowned in Sound, Japan’s Niche Music and Berlin-based Smoke and Echoes. ‘Quitting For A Smoke’ is the second of a string of singles the band will put out in advance of the release of their debut album, expected in 2019.