Label: Fat Cat
Released: April 3rd
Breton's Other People's Problems is likely to be highly slept-on this year, if only because its media coverage thus far has been frustrating slack. But that doesn't mean the South London quintet doesn't deserve their just due. The multi-talented Brits, who operate out of an old bank they fashioned into a studio, have a strong affinity for being bold in variety and rich in texture.
Their oftentimes fuzzy creations might meander into experimental zones, but these are five guys who know how to find a melody and embrace it. They also aren't afraid of injecting strong doses of boom-bap into their songs, particularly on standouts like "Wood and Plastic" and "Ghost Note." The latter also features a load of synthesizers, perhaps the most essential tool in Breton's arsenal.