Travel Diary: Melbourne based trio BREVE on their maiden voyage to the UK and Europe

Melbourne based experimental/psychedelic rock/electronic trio BREVE, are releasing their debut album Nothing Stays The Same on November 1st. They just got home from their first international tour through UK and Europe and take us through their experiences with this travel diary:

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Here’s a photo of the three of us with our trusty tour steed. A 9 seater long wheel base Iveco Daily. Practical for living inside maybe with a small family, not so practical trying to find a park in London. We found a double mattress in Bristol and the three of us spent many a night sardined in there. It was a real… bonding experience.

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Here’s us at show number 3 of the tour at The Crauford Arms in Milton Keynes. Our second show in a row with new pals Vulgarians, a ripping Pixies-esque four piece from Hull. We met them at our previous show in Camden and they are lovely people making kinda trippy but aggressive tunes.

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The morning after. Vulgarians, Breve & a policeman on a horse in a suburban motel carpark.

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BREVE cast and crew, Secret Garden Party, night 3… I think. We played our set the first night on the Where The Wild Things Are stage, a pretty mind blowing stage built around a massive tree and enshrined in roots and vines. Then we had 4 days off to party. As you can see we’re looking reeeally fresh.

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Just pretty stoked by the looks of it, out the front of The Purple Turtle in Reading. Got the call up for this one a couple of days beforehand and had a spare day on our way to Brighton. Too eeeasy.

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The Purple Turtle show. This one was pretty funny. There was an MC, who came on at the start and end of the set and stirred up the crowd. It was put on by BBC Introducing and I accidentally smashed their sign.

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Brighton Pier, shit yeah. We really loved Brighton. Bit of a Melbourne vibe.

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Beds. A rare and precious jewel haha. The promoters for our Brighton show with The Cosmic Dead, Ollie and Polly (Acid Box Promotions), fed us and housed and made us feel right at home.

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Set up, pack up, repeat. Groundhog day for sound check at The Hope & Ruin, Brighton. This show was looooose. Tanglefoot Tony, a large hairy man, apparently a staple of the Brighton scene, was front and center screaming at my guitar before being possessed by The Cosmic Dead, sprawled out on the stage, convulsing and chanting.

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Had to say goodbye to our house on wheels in the UK and got the cheapest bus we could find from Brighton to Amsterdam. 40 quid and 14 hours later, here we are in the Dam with our mountain of luggage.

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Preshow joots in Vondelpark, Amsteram, with our pals.

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Vondelbunker, Amsterdam. Really cool little venue in a bunker under a bridge in the middle of Vondelpark. Organised by Geertruida, a great DIY label out of Haarlem.

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Geertruida House, Haarlem. Such a rad place and the guys made us feel right at home. We filmed a couple of live recordings in their studio so hopefully we’ll get to share them with y’all soon.

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Having a thrash at Dunckerclub, Berlin. Last stop of the tour. This place was classic, Rammstein played a few residencies there back in the 90’s. As you can see we were channeling the residue of their presence.

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Little boys on a big bench in Berlin.

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Nothing Stays The Same is released on November 1st. If you’re in Melbourne, don’t miss their Album Launch & Homecoming Party at the Ding Dong Lounge on Saturday, November 5 [Facebook Event].