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Inbox Interviews: Animal Breakdown (Indie Rock)

For fans of The Replacements, The Cure & Ash

It's with great pleasure that we present todays Inbox Interview, with the awesome Indie Rock three piece, Animal Breakdown. We booked the band for one of our live events (remember when real gigs were a thing?) back in February 2020 and were blown away by their harmoniously huge sound!

With their exhilarating latest single 'Night Garden' just recently released on 26th May, we caught up with the East London rockers to find out more about their journey so far...

London based Indie Rock band Animal Breakdown. Photo by Mat Brooks
Credit: Mat Brooks

The band is made up of Martin Lynch (guitars & lead vocals), Marco Nikic (drums & backing vocals) and Josef Mitchell (bass & backing vocals).

So why the name Animal Breakdown?

Martin: We went through quite a few different names some were animal based and some weren’t - nothing was really sticking though. At one point just before we settled on Animal Breakdown we were called Parting Glass and even did a few open mics under that name which we thought we’d sort of immortalise as the name of our first release. We wanted a name that was easy to find and to put together 2 cool words that you wouldn’t really see paired together unless you were looking for us, which has worked really well so far!

Another bit of Animal Breakdown trivia is that we’re big Suede fans and on their first album there is of course their mega hit ‘Animal Nitrate’ and another track called ‘Animal Lover’, also on the album there’s a song called ‘Breakdown’ I think this had something to do with those two words coming together; for about a day I think we might have just been called Breakdown haha?

Joseph: You know when you are at a party and it's gone on for too long, usually at around 4 am people have coupled off, there are some people smoking talking bollocks and there's that one person who is drinking and crying in the corner? Well, that is an Animal Breakdown - an alcohol induced emotional episode, seemed like a fitting name.