Brakes To Release Double A-Side Single

October 7, 2009 by  

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Brakes are set to release a AA single ‘Why Tell The Truth (When It’s Easier To Lie?)’/ ‘Worry About It Later’ on the 9th November, both tracks taken from their acclaimed 2009 ‘Touchdown’ album.

The band will follow the single up with a livee album on 20 track live album ‘Rock Is Dodelijk’ (released 2nd November) and a short set of November dates – as follows:

Sun 8th Nov – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

Mon 9th Nov – Brighton, Komedia (downstairs)

Tuesday 10th Nov – London, Relentless Garage

Thurs 12th Nov – Leeds, The Well

The band said of the album:

“The idea of this record was to try and capture both the essence of a classic live album and the roughness of a bootleg. The Concorde show was recorded using the multi-track system at the venue, allowing us to mix instruments separately after the event. During the making of ‘Touchdown’, on tea breaks or when inspiration ran dry, the legendary Paul Savage would do a little more work on the recording, tweaking knobs and compressing unruly performances. The result is comparable to a lot of live albums in that the running order has been edited, the mix balanced and perfected after the event and the whole thing generally cleaned up a bit. However, as fans of desk tapes and fan recordings, we wanted to include a sort of ‘official bootleg’ as part of the record. The second half of the album, recorded in Cologne, shows the band absolutely as raw as it can be, from the audience’s point of view. The recording is straight from the desk, with no other mixing or tweaking. While there are mistakes galore, it’s the most honest representation of the band live. We like our records, but there’s a different side to the band that needed to be captured, and for us this is the closest it gets. Besides, the Cologne gig was such a monumentally awesome night that a record of it ought to be kept. Enjoy.”


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