Brakes Announce Live Album & Dates

Brakes have announced details of their first ever live album, which will be entitled ‘Rock Is Dodelijk’ and released on 2nd November.

The twenty tracks that will feature on the record have been hand-picked by the band from their hometown show in Brighton last August and their Cologne, Germany, show last May.

They will be touring in support of the release the same month it’s out, calling at:

8 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
9 Brighton, Komedia (downstairs)
10 London, Relentless Garage
12 Leeds, The Well

Check here for ticket availability.

Speaking about the album, the band commented: “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 [Brighton] 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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