L-R = Neil Uppal – Drums | Mike Diesel – Guitar |Ryan Alexander – Bass | Bobby Noakes- Vocals
(Photo Credit - Jaylyn Todd - jaylynphoto.ca)
Cranked. Heavy. Melodic. These are just some of the words that have been used to describe Toronto’s BREACHED.
Locked and reloaded, the band has finalized their third EP ‘Left Behind’, which will be released on October 22nd with their title track and single hitting radio across Canada plus being available on iTunes.
In celebration of the release, the rockers will be holding a launch show for 'Left Behind' during Indie Week Canada in Toronto at The Rivoli on October 19th with local support from Joy Arson and guests.
The title track can be heard at the following links.
“We’re incredibly stoked to release the first single and title track from our third official EP, 'Left Behind'. The EP encapsulates the energy and direction we’ve been working towards perfectly. It’s a song that describes the struggles and frustration of moving forward from what you thought you needed." comments vocalist Bobby Noakes.
The EP was recorded in between Canadian and US dates during the spring and summer months of this year while the band toured to promote their second EP ‘Revolution Sessions’, an acoustic version of their debut EP with a bonus stripped down cover of Alice In Chains ‘No Excuses’, which was also joined by a series of in-studio music videos.
Creating an alluring blend of melodious, metal-tinged rock ‘n roll, it didn’t take long for Breached to start winning over fans with their live shows and five-song self-titled EP. The band’s tight harmonies and nail-hitting screams combined with overdriven guitars, intricate tempos and powerful lyrics provide a unique blend that audiences can’t seem to get enough of.
Track Listing: Left Behind
1. Left Behind (4:04)
2. Piece By Piece (2:59)
3. All We Need (3:09)
4. Brighter Days (3:51)
5. Here With Me (3:17)
Total Time: 17:20
In additional news, the band shared with fans an infomercial spoof for 'Left Behind' on youtube at the following link.
'Revolution Sessions' - Music Videos
No Excuses (Alice In Chains cover) - http://youtu.be/ZfINQnXC8ko
Music Video - Control - http://youtu.be/wRWGsxvYkl4
Music Video - Happy? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iRWTBWmrjI
Music Video - Time - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39HzhYn_GHY
Upcoming Show Dates
October 19 - The Rivoli (Indie Week) - Toronto, ON w/ Joy Arson and guests - Show Details - https://www.facebook.com/events/636369836408343/
For more info on BREACHED, please visit these following links:
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RIYL = Incubus, Deftones, Alexisonfire, Staind
“Toronto based Breached are probably on a hiding to nothing by choosing to throw their musical hat into the ring with their own take on a sound that has many, many big established names still kicking around in it somewhere. The saving grace for this, their second EP, is that it is a stripped back affair with a heavy acoustic feel to the five songs that we’re treated to: four originals and a not too shabby cover of the Alice In Chains song ‘No Excuses’.
What is most certainly does is impress. The vocals from Bobby Noakes are right on the money and have plenty power and feeling. The same goes for guitars of Mike Diesel, the bass playing of Ryan Alexander and Drums from Neil Uppal. This is a true team performance and one which is highly recommended. If Breached are struggling to get proper recognition and support for their music, which it definitely deserves, then it’s up to us to get this one noticed. Buy or download, I guarantee you will not be disappointed. 8/ 10” – Powerplay Mag UK
"They rocked the stage and made the crowd scream, wanting more...I was completely blown away by Bobby’s powerful pipes, along with Mike’s back up vocals and melodic/heavy guitar playing. The two of them put together make a beautiful duet. I loved Ryan’s headbanging moves and bad ass bass playing. The band overall has great chemistry on stage, and very good stage presence overall." - TheSceneMagazine.ca
"the dynamic vocals and solid production value of this 5-track stunner are reminiscent of the great unplugged sessions of the 90’s. The talented quartet delivers each track with such flawless ability that I’m sure there is a long-life ahead for this band." - NewCanadianMusic.ca (Revolution Sessions Review)
"I love this!!! It’s a bit mainstream but the energy is delicious. I already know I must see a live show by these guys. “Control” is still my favorite but all these songs rock." - Hip Rock Magazine
" a fine slice of modern rock. Think Chevelle, Faktion, Submersed and those kinds of bands and you are in the right ballpark. The production is very good for this style of music with a nice sound to especially the drums. They sound huge!
First out is Let Go, a nice start that shows us what we are in for here, complete with some screaming as well. Second out is the very Chevelle-esque song Control, also a nice song with a very emotional vocal performance from singer Bobby Noakes. Overall the vocals are great and so are the tunes. I am very intrigued to see what they can do with a full length album.
I think that fans of tough modern rock should give this a listen. 16 minutes of very promising stuff! Check it out today!" - Melodic.net (Self titled EP Review)
"Breached has a dynamic hard rock sound that would appeal to Soundgarden fans. This five-song EP features heavy riffing, powerful vocals, and a rhythm section as solid as the Canadian Shield." - NewCanadianMusic
“They always put on a good show and their music is getting better and better. For a band who has only been around about two years, they have accomplished quite a bit” – Fridae TV (FridaeTV.com)
“Singer Bobby Noakes has a powerful voice with a hard edge and excellent supporting band” – T Mak World (TMAKWorld.com)
“Breached has bottled that delicious era of “hit you in the heart” rock and brought it back to unleash on audiences” – Amber Waves (Open 'Til Midnight)
Shared Stage w/
The Rabid Whole
Burning The Day
Mary Rose Obsession
Hollowick (ex Rides Again)
20 Amp Soundchild
2013 - Barrie New Music Fest
2012 - Indie Week
2012 - Canadian Music Week -
2012 - Sudbury New Music Fest
2011 - Indie Week
2011 - Canadian Music Week
2013 - Revolution Sessions (Acoustic EP)
2. Let go
3. No Excuses
2011 - Breached - EP
1. Let Go (3:04)
2. Control (3:32)
3. Happy? (3:17)
4. Live Again (3:18)
5. Time (3:24)