Review – The Breaks

By: Amanda Hather

EP – Rhythm and Roots
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Release Date – April 1st, 2014
Genre – Blues/Country/Folk

The Breaks, an alternative blues/country/folk/rock band from Toronto is comprised of Jeff Hughes (drums, backing vocals), Darcy Waffle (bass), and Alex Beraldo (guitar, vocals). ‘Rhythm and Roots’ is the band’s third release, following ‘Honeybees’ in 2013 and ‘In Meetings’ in 2012. The six song release shows off their unique sound with catchy songs.

The song I like the most off the album would have to be the second track, “It Happens All The Time”. It’s a slower song with relaxing sounding music backing the vocals. ‘Beers, Banjoes, & Blackouts’ is a second favourite of mine for the humourous lyrics and story in the song.

Overall this EP, although not entirely my taste in music, is well put together. Those who enjoy this genre are sure to like this EP.

Rating: 3/5

The Breaks on social media:

I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.

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