Broken Bricks – Little Fugitives

Band: Broken Bricks
EP: Little Fugitives

Broken Bricks is a Toronto-based 2-piece outfit made up of Marlon Chaplin and Luke Kuplowsky, both multi-instrumentalists. Their 6-song Little Fugitives EP is their first official release, although they had previously recorded a demo in 2009 that garnered some attention. Broken Bricks recorded Little Fugitives with John Crichley (Dan Mangan, Elliott Brood) at Green Door Studios.

Immediately upon listening to Little Fugitives, I was caught off guard by some serious Brit-like vocals, which suit songs like “Pop Song,” the EP opener, and “Boy Dressed in Blue,” my favourite of the bunch, so well. Little Fugitives possesses a very retro feel throughout its 20 minute-span. Although I’d say the EP lacks a consistency in strength, these guys certainly know how to write choruses that stick and harmonies that really complete their sound. The songs are varied, so their upbeat tunes stand out more against their slower songs, “I Met A Robot” and “Pack It On Up,” which is their lovely acoustic closer. Considering the layers in the arrangements, it’s quite impressive what these two multi-instrumentalists have put together. The piano, in particular, seems to drive the sound. Overall, I’d say their Brit influences and whimsical feel make Broken Bricks a band worth checking out.

The official release date for Little Fugitives is February 8, 2011 and they’ll be celebrating this release at Lee’s Palace on February 11, 2011. Check out some a preview of some of their tunes here and if you’re as curious as I am about how these guys can pull off their textures live (hint: live members), I suggest you make it out.


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