- 02 Sep 21
Take a look at Break Loose's fun set on the Y&E Series below – supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Bringing excitement and catchy riffs to the table, Brake Loose rocked the Hot Press Y&E Series last night.
The band, based in Dublin, and featuring members originally from Brazil and Venezuela, delivered catchy metal tunes, even with their bass player unable to join them due to COVID restrictions.
One of the key elements of good campy hard rock is to not to take yourself too seriously. Brake Loose certainly had that covered with their fun opener 'Yeah I'm a Vampire', ensuring the traditions of The Misfits and Alice Cooper were kept alive with their gothic-tinged lyrics.
The next tune, 'Killer Queen', managed to bring a heavy rock n' roll energy even in an acoustic setting. Its bluesy riff eventually led to a playful breakdown featuring maniacal laughter and a spoken word poetry from lead singer Alex Murillo.
'Dublin Daze', their first-ever single, followed quickly. Brake Loose again showcased a great aspect to themselves in that it was clear they were having a great time performing tonight.
This was also evident on the next track, 'Cosmic Girl', which Alex informed us was "about a cosmic girl, it's pretty self-explanatory".
Similarly, their closer 'Sexy Girl', is about exactly what you think it is. It came with a sweet message to "Embrace the women or man you’re attracted to”.
Overall, Brake Loose put on a great live show – which shouldn't be missed when they play to in-person audiences again.
Revisit Brake Loose's Y&E Series performance below:
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The Hot Press Y&E Series is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Watch the performances every night on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 7.30pm.
Up next on the Y&E Series:
Thursday, September 2: WILLZEE
Blurring the boundaries between high-intensity hip-hop and poignant spoken word, Limerick's Willzee is at the forefront of a musical movement that's bringing his hometown of Limerick to the top of the Irish rap scene. He also channels his talents into script-writing – winning the 2019 Virgin Media Discovers Short Film Competition with his script for the film Innocent Boy. Following collaborations with delush and Mic Righteous, he's set to release his debut album later this summer via the Berlin label Welcome to the New World. He's released two solo singles so far this year – 'A Dream Of Peace' and 'No Remorse'.
Friday, September 3: LAUREN ANN
Following the release of 'Don't Take It Out On Me' and 'How It Works' in 2020, Lauren Ann returned with 'Angel Eyes' earlier this year. Although she's just 18-years-old, the Northern Ireland artist draws inspiration from the likes of Nirvana, Pixies, No Doubt and Suede – allowing her to craft a sound that feels both fresh and nostalgic. Following her lauded set at Stendhal Festival last month, Lauren has firmly established herself as a remarkable rising star.
Keep an eye on hotpress.com and our social media platforms for more information...