THE BREEDERS Released Flamboyant Album ‘LAST SPLASH’ 25 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

30 August 2018

Band: THE BREEDERS

Album: LAST SPLASH – second LP

PITCHFORK wrote: ” ‘Last Splash’ is a noise-pop record in the fullest sense of both of those words: It is a symphony of feedback but the melodies holding it all together are sweet enough
to rot your teeth… ‘Last Splash’ is a tight record that’s also alive with happy accidents. Perhaps the most famous example: the bassline’s hesitant entrance on “Cannonball”– and we’re talking about one of the most iconic basslines of the 90s– was actually the product of a fortunate mistake. In a rehearsal, Wiggs played the last note of the riff flat (twice in a row) but everybody thought it sounded cool, so it became a part of the song…”

Score: 9/10 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Without a shadow of a doubt The Breeders’
best longplayer. Crackling pop songs, turbulent electricity.

Top Tracks: Cannonball / Saints / No Aloha

* CANNONBALL

* SAINTS

* NO ALOHA

SPLASH in full…

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THE BREEDERS Released Their Masterstroke Single ‘CANNONBALL’ 25 Years Ago…

Timeless in sound and vision…

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8 August 2018

Twenty-five years ago – on 9 August 1993 – THE BREEDERS, with the fabulous Deal twins, released CANNONBALL, their most famous single ever. For British alt music magazines NME and Melody Maker as well as for American cultural newspaper The Village Voice it was the best single of 1993. The video was shot by ex-Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Spike Jonze.

Here we go Check Check Check One Two

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From their flamboyant LAST SPLASH album – stream here

THE BREEDERS – Old And New Stuff On BBC TV Show ‘Later… with Jools Holland’…

23 May 2018

Last night – 22 May – THE BREEDERS featuring the cool Deal sisters appeared and played live on BBC TWO‘s long-running show ‘Later… with Jools Holland’. The band released, last March, their first album in 10 years called ALL NERVE. They performed two songs: WAIT IN THE CAR, the lead single from the new LP and also their steamy 1993 classic CANNONBALL from their best known and most succesful LAST SPLASH longplayer.
Enjoy the ardent crackers right here…

*CANNONBALL

* WAIT IN THE CAR

ALL NERVE in full here…

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THE BREEDERS Launch New Intriguing Track ‘NERVOUS MARY’ From Forthcoming Album ‘ALL NERVE’…

Weekly vibrations to soundtrack your favorite 48 hours…

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24 February 2018

THE BREEDERS are back with their classic line-up and just shared another new track
from their first LP in 10 years. NERVOUS MARY starts almost silent and whispering
before catching a flared up pace. “Run for your life, they’re coming up on us” sings Kim
Deal
mysteriously at one point giving this new one an edgy twist. Experience the
nervous drive here…

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ALL NERVE – details on new album here on 4AD

THE BREEDERS – Here’s The Heartfelt Title Track Fom Their New Album… ‘ALL NERVE’

9 January 2018

THE BREEDERS will release their first album in ten years ‘ALL NERVE‘ on 2 March. After sharing first flaming single Wait In The Car last October , the band now launched the title track. A fragile and profound love musing. Discover the gracious song here…

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ALL NERVE – details on new album here on 4AD

THE BREEDERS Perform ‘DRIVIN ON 9’ In Bed To Raise Funds For Children Facing Cancer…

Special live performances…

Bedstock is a one-of-a-kind, life-changing online music festival, where artists play from bed for sick kids stuck in theirs. It helps raise funds and awareness for MyMusicRx , a program that delivers the healing power of music to hospitalized kids across the country. On November 28 nearly hundred artists (such as Ed Sheeran, Nick Jonas, Ringo Starr, Iron
and Wine, Songhoy Blues, Cheap Trick, Lemon Twigs, Deer Tick
…) sang from their beds to show solidarity with thousands of sick kids spending the holidays in hospital beds.

! You can support the cause by sharing the video’s of those
unique performances and donating here at Bedstock !

Here are THE BREEDERS who participated with one of their cool lullabies ‘DRIVIN ON 9‘…

ALL performances right here

THE BREEDERS – Amplified Lullabies And Jingle Jangle Firework In Belgium…

THE BREEDERS – Trix, Antwerp – 23 October 2017

Aloha THE BREEDERS. The most famous twins in rock history, the Deal sisters annex bashing drummer Jim Macpherson and immovable bassist Josephine Wiggs are back.
With a new album in the pipeline they came to Europe for a string of gigs to get back in
live shape‘. The first image that hit me was that Kim and Kelley, although a bit older (like everyone) looked fresh, spirited and yes, better than, say, 20 years ago. Second thought: the first ever time I saw Kim performing was in 1990 with the PIXIES. I remember well she
was smiling from start to finish and on all other occasions I witnessed her later on AND also yesterday night she had her charming ‘little girl‘ smile on her face throughout the whole show. On the other hand you could see clearly that they were all nervous and hesitant. But the crowd’s euphoric response from the first chord on gave them enough confidence to play a solid show. The setlist was a mix of classic Breeders crackers (like
No Ahola / Saints / Cannonball
), amplified lullabies (Glorious / Off You / Night Of Joy and the delightful Do You Love Me Now), some Amps tracks, one gigantic Pixies belter and two new songs, one being their new storming single ‘Wait In The Car’

Overall the Ohio Express, assisted now and then on guitar by their tall Kentucky roadie, delivered the goods as expected. An emotional and electrical performance, although the balance of the set wasn’t actually perfect. Every rocker was followed by a couple of soft ones which slowed the rhythm of the concert down and also the audience’s stream of adrenalin. Something the girls will surely work on for the future I guess, after all that’s
why try-outs are for. Anyway, it was an absolute thrill to see/hear them back again, for
me and for the at times ecstatic spectators. And YES, Kim ‘s eyes twinkled as never before, while smiling of course. Legends forever…

I know it’s stronger than myself, but I have to hear it again and again…

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(concert pics: JL/Turn Up The Volume)