Band of the Day: Break The Senses

This curious Spanish trio caught my eye as they were lined up to play at my local rock bar (Louie Louie in Estepona, Spain). Unfortunately the gig fell on the same night as one of my best friend’s wedding so I couldn’t make it, but they are coming back in August so look out for the live review. In the meantime I will gladly feature them as our Band of the Day, having listened to their awesome music…

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

Marce: We are from a small town called Velez-Málaga. It belongs to the city of Málaga, in the south of Spain. Málaga is a very touristy area; the sun shines almost all year, the weather is absolutely gorgeous.

How did you meet?

Rocio: The two girls of the band, Priscila and I, we met each other at high school. Some years later, we met Marce while he was playing drums with a band in a pub. Many concerts later, we became best friends until today.

How long have you been playing as a band?

Priscila: Rocio and I, we first had a band when we started playing at high school but we wanted to change that project and create a new style with a new sound. We wanted to play with Marce but he was too busy playing with other bands until one day he said “I would like to try”. Lucky day, Break the Senses emerged with that gig, and in just three years we have made great progress.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

Rocio: Well, there is a small story behind the name. We were thinking about some ideas until one day I was listening to this band, Mute Math, and in that moment he sang “We all break the same” and the phrase ran to my head: we all break the sense. Break the senses. And we loved how it sounded. It seemed to fit very well with what we wanted to do.

What are your influences?

Marce: As a band, our most clear influences are Biffy Clyro, Muse, Nirvana or Placebo, for example. But individually we have some different influences when we compose with our own instrument. For example, my influences are more classic: The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Foo Fighters…

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

Priscila: We hate to describe our music. In a few words, we could say our sound is powerful, overwhelming, sometimes hard and sweet, but our music goes hand in hand with our live show. People used to say “That was so fucking surprising”. They don’t expect two good girls to break the stage.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Rocio: Our lyrics can speak well from love stories to the most compelling conspiracies, with touches of politics, personal achievements, fear. We like the deep themes, we don’t stay on the surface of things.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

Priscila: We are beasts on the stage. I mean, we can’t control it. We feel our music too intensely and our goal is for the public to feel the same and be part of that atmosphere. We don’t know the exact number of gigs but we calculate about two hundred more or less. It’s never enough, we want more!

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

Marce: One day I had to play with dress and a wig in a pub. It was the wildest thing everybody there had seen!

Rocio: Unfortunately, here in this area there are very few bands with girls playing, so we always have to fight with some sexist situations. There are assholes who think we play to flirt or something. And that’s absolutely wrong, music is our job.

What are your plans for the rest of 2017?

Marce: We have a lot of gigs this summer, but the most important thing is to produce our second album this winter. We are so excited with the new songs and we hope to take another step up with the new LP. And of course, never stop working!

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!

Priscila: The dream of my life is to play with Biffy Clyro. If we get that, I can die happy hahaha!

Rocio: That is a difficult situation! I love Biffy Clyro as well, and Muse, and a lot of bands, like Royal Blood… Maybe: Break the Senses – Biffy Clyro – Muse!

Marce: Here in Spain there is a lot of talent hidden. We recommend listening to some of our friends: Alfred Larios, Elephant Riders, Jackal Pack.

You can buy Perfect Nature via the band’s website or bandcamp below:

Break The Senses: official | facebook | twitter | youtube | instagram| bandcamp

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