"Breezeblocks" is a song from the British indie rock band Alt J.
The single is part of their debut album, "An Awesome Wave". They released the album on May 28th, 2012 and it contained another important hit, "Matilda/ Fitzpleasure".
It helped them gain the British Mercury Prize and nominations at the BRIT Awards for "British Album Of The Year", "British Group Of The Year" and "British Breakthrough Act". It also won an Ivor Novello award for "Album Of The Year" and many of its singles appeared on Triple J Hottest 100, in 2012.
"Breezeblocks" was recorded in 2011 and released for digital download the following year, on May 18th, 2012. The song features various musical genres, as a mixture of indie rock, experimental rock and art rock. It was produced by Charlie Andrew and written and composed by Thom Green, Gus Unger Hamilton, Joe Newman and Gwilym Sainsbury. The vocals were credited to the entire band.
Part of the Infectious Music label, "Breezeblocks" reached important charts in the United States and other countries: it was number nine on US Alternative Songs, number 41 in Australia, number 75 on the UK Singles Chart and number six on the UK Indie Chart.
Also in 2012, the band embarked on a small concert tour throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom. It began at Dublin Academy and hit many Summer festivals such as T In The Park, Latitude, Reading And Leeds, In The Woods Festival, Bestival, End Of The Road and many others.
The music video for the single was directed by Ellis Bahl and it featured Eleonor Pienta, Jonathan Dwyer and Jessica DiGiovanni. It was the first music video in the band's existence.
The video features a fight between a man and a woman, shown in reverse. It was released on March 23rd, 2012 and gained the UK Music Video Award as "Best Alternative Video", in November 2012. The successful song was part of the band's breakthrough period.
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Formed from Joe Newman, for guitar and lead vocals, Cameron Knight, Thom Green, for the drums and Gus Unger Hamilton, for keyboards and vocals, the band has its origins in Leeds, England. The band approaches various musical genres on their work, including electronic, experimental rock, indie rock, folk rock, art rock and folktronica.