On Tuesday the 14th May 2013 from around 20:00 you are warmly invited to join THE EUROPEAN at Catch in Shoreditch for a fabulous night of krautrock, avant-garde pop & electronics. Also playing are two fantastic bands, now and Mirna Ray, with DJ duties performed by Ben Glass. And all this for only GBP5 or GBP3 in advance from WeGotTickets. It’s going to be AMAZING. You must come!
Three long years after the release of the classic debut album IN A VERY REAL SENSE NOW the waiting is finally over! Today THE EUROPEAN returns with a new EP, the first in the new ANTI-PATTERNS series. Featuring the songs Waves On Waves (in two versions), The Fountainhead, Progressive Debris and an astonishing reworking of the legendary early TE work I’m Compromising by the wonderful Soft Regime.
The EP is available from all good digital vendors including iTunes and Amazon, and as a STRICTLY LIMITED CD-R edition exclusively from the Stolen Recordings website & upcoming live dates! Don’t miss out on this stunning & highly collectable item!
PS. No I don’t know why it’s so much more expensive on Amazon
To celebrate the forthcoming release of ANTI-PATTERNS 1, from Simon Break’s extensive personal archive we bring you a powerful restatement of the Smog classic Somewhere In The Night. Strange phantasms & squamous chitterings echo across a nocturnal mindscape as a deep house groove sucks you deeper into the emotional quicksands.
To mark his triumphant return to recorded music, Simon Break presents you with a new video in which he develops his unique visual language to a level of compositional rigour unprecedented in the pop video marketplace. Watch as a forty-year-old man pushes himself to the very limit, both physically and philosophically.
WAVES ON WAVES is taken from WAVES ON WAVES / THE FOUNTAINHEAD, first of THE EUROPEAN’s new ANTI-PATTERNS e.p. series. Released March 2013 by Stolen Recordings.
Photographed & directed by Coco Lancellotti and Cash Daley.
Styling and makeup by Coco Lancellotti.
Edited by Simon Break.
All Rights Reserved.
THE EUROPEAN is proud to announce ANTI-PATTERNS 1: Waves On Waves / The Fountainhead, the first in a new EP series. This instalment sets classic TE themes of ambivalence and anxiety against a background of hi-nrg, noise, prog and pure pop.
The EP is available for digital preorder now from Amazon and iTunes and will be released on 4th March 2013 by Stolen Recordings. There will also be a video, but you didn’t hear that from me.
After a long silence due to the fact that I have to make money so I can eat and not be homeless, I’m back with PHASE 2 of this great project you all love with such fierce devotion! The exciting elements of Phase 2 are:
This beautiful new website, based on the WordPress platform
A new EP series called ANTI-PATTERNS
A headline gig in London on March 11th with AMAZING special guests
Other new things
In the next few days I’m going to be posting more information about all these exciting topics, so make sure to add my site to your favourites! Or your RSS reader! And follow me on twitter! Oh, and buy my records!
In this new video by THE EUROPEAN, Simon Break presents you with an unwanted gift. Disappointing on every level, disappointment becomes exultation and vice versa. Released December 2010 by Stolen Recordings. Directed by Simon Break with photography by Consuelo Asper Valdes
Watch the Multifaith Midwinter Message below, then click on Simon Break’s face to see the pop video, or for a more high-fidelity experience click here to watch on Vimeo.
Peace on Earth.
UPDATE: Simon Break’s Multifaith Midwinter Message has now been removed for traditional reasons. However, please feel free to enjoy the video for I’m Not Getting What I Want From You, below.