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Fallen Breaks - Cause & Effect (MP3)

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Fallen Breaks - Cause & Effect (MP3)

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Released in 2013 Fallen Breaks first album shines as a body of work and touches on influences from The Beatles to The Foo Fighters to Biffy Clyro while crafting a unique sound. 

Cause & Effect stands up against any album from so called 'established' or 'bigger' bands and the songs really show a standard of quality not often displayed.

Track listing - 

  1. [Inception]
  2. Ruin And Pride
  3. Cauterize
  4. Guiding Lights
  5. Reside
  6. Turning Back
  7. [Interlude]
  8. Analyse
  9. Arena: I Am Song
  10. Holding Out
  11. Lovers In Progress
  12. Fall Behind
  13. Speed Of Stars
  14. [Cessation]
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About Fallen Breaks

When Fallen Breaks released their 4 track e.p in autumn of 2010 the response was hugely positive paving the way for a full length release. Writing, rehearsing and performing shows across the UK, the 3 piece gathered long term fans wanting new material. That came with the release of their debut album - 'Cause & Effect'.

The band, comprising of David Smith - Lead vocals, guitars, piano, keys and song writing duties, Robert Bull - Bass and vocals, John Wright - Drums, vocals and percussion, were set to return to work with Producer James Pepper. Having signed to Revenance, the label gave the trio chance to record the album they've always wanted to make; A grand and sweeping, highly textured and diverse, integrity filled 50 minutes of guitar driven rock.

Smith's writing exposes someone close to the point of breaking, with descriptive examples of paranoia such as the opening to 'Lovers in Progress' - 'Faces in the curtains that no one else can see - one little move or a tick is all you need to send you up and over- the edge of no return'.

Similar, dark visions litter the accomplished 14 track Long play - as we delve into the self deprecating corners. Moments of hope amongst a collection of self doubt, shine like beacons on a make shift runway, they are lined up but can often be hidden. On 'Analyse' the chorus almost questions 'All of a sudden you make it happen. You make it alright'.

Performing as a 3 piece, Smith states “ We originally had the idea of maybe having a second guitarist or keyboardist but the dynamic of a trio is so intuitive and creative, that the line up manifested itself from the nucleus. We play together. We know what's coming next. Working with James Pepper via Revenance was a very organic process, of which we'd never experienced. He allowed the songs to evolve and I could explore corners I hadn't even heard when I originally wrote them. We're all very proud of this album.”

With several single's to be released and accompanying videos, the band are set for promoting and touring.


About Cause & Effect

With a haunting piano setting, whispers of paranoia trickling over opening track 'Inception', Fallen Breaks are making a point; it's serious. An approach applied over the whole album. Searing guitars perforate the unease, galloping drums and driven bass introduce the band, with David James Smith's vocal fractured in falsetto, later soaring over the chorus of 'Ruin and Pride'.

'Cauterise' running like a Police track crescendoing in a half time chorus of stadium size guitars, strings and piano with Smith proclaiming 'Your fire touch it burned and cauterised the broken parts of me of which I hide...'.

'Guiding Lights' swaggers in with a 'come together' feel, kicking into a huge chorus chant of 'I never wanted out...' breaking down to an accomplished time signature mid section with a welcomed resolve.

Scratchy guitars and synth set the pace for the dark pop of 'Reside'. Spacey vocals cascade over the desire to freeze time inspiring 'Cause & Effects' artwork. Solo effort from Smith on 'Turning back' displays a fragile vocal and piano performance. The influence of Gerry Rafferty is for all to see via the era spanning interlude,

'Analyse' enables FALLEN BREAKS to twist a dance format into solid rock à la Soul Wax while 'Arena: I am song' showcases the bands ability to enter- engage- fire up and quit on the albums heaviest and fastest serve. 

'Holding out' has the trio strip things back to an acoustic declaration of desperation with the chilling line of ' we are failing us...'.

Cause & Effects single arrives in the form of 'Lovers in progress'. A scene of breaking point is delicately laid out in the delivery of the intro paving the way to a chorus of angular proportions from all three corners, solidifying the prospect of hope; ' I can feel the progress...'.

An underlying statement of friendship is undeniable on 'Fall behind'. Building on each section, a falsetto chorus allows for a breath - culminating in a crowd unification to the songs finale. 'Speed of stars' is the albums title track if you will and saunters in with an epic status of film score drums. Images of defeat, captivity and unveiling are littered through this heavy waltz. Huge guitar lines bring the band crashing into THE chorus on this collection. 

Soundscapes and effected vocals bring the listener back to the 'un-ease' of the albums opener climaxing in Smiths guitar solo- affirming the overall subject of this body of work:

Dark, confessional and sincere.


 Track listing and samples -

  1. [Inception]
  2. Ruin And Pride
  3. Cauterize
  4. Guiding Lights
  5. Reside
  6. Turning Back
  7. [Interlude]
  8. Analyse
  9. Arena: I Am Song
  10. Holding Out
  11. Lovers In Progress
  12. Fall Behind
  13. Speed Of Stars
  14. [Cessation]

Additional Information -

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Personnel - 

David James Smith - Lead vocals, guitars, piano, keys

Robert Bull - Bass and vocals

John Wright - Drums, vocals and percussion

All music and lyrics by David Smith

Engineered, Produced and Mixed by James Pepper

Co-produced by David Smith

All songs recorded at Revenance, except Turning Back - recorded 'Live' at Manor Studios.

Group vocals on Fall Behind - James Doherty, Daniel Collins, Danny Llewellyn, Adam Masters, Layla Blake, Rafferty McKelvey, Irene Rae, Maddy Corney & Michelle Goodwin