I have collected rather a lot of Brakes radio recordings and they are well worth hearing. Tom’s on lead guitar and Alex is on drums. To get some of these I spent hours listening to the radio so I hope you enjoy them. The quality varies with some being OK and some are brilliant.
Marc Riley, November 2009 – Brakes were on 3 times throughout the show performing songs from their live album Rock Is Dodelijk (i.e. Rock is deadly or lethal) One of the session tracks – What’s In It For Me – is the crazy rock out version from the live album.
Comma Comma Comma Fullstop + Porcupine Or Pineapple: Part One here
Don’t Take Me To Space (Man) + What’s In It For Me: Part Two here
Leaving England (TW on backing + spine-chilling guitar) Part Three here
Radio One, November 2009 – Alex White and Eamon Hamilton had a really good interview on Radio 1 whilst Tom and Marc loaded the equipment offstage back at the venue. Also includes audio from Alex’s own phone of tonight’s crowd cheering.
BBC 6 Music, 29th April – They also talk to Cerys Matthews.
Brakes BBC 6 Music Session – Tracks: Hey Hey and Why Tell The Truth (When It’s Easier To Lie)
Camden Crawl, April 2009 – BBC 6 Music broadcast a few songs from Camden Crawl, though the quality isn’t as good as the session above, Jackson is worth a listen.
Thomas White interview, Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music, March 2009 – Listen Here
Brakes acoustic session + interview with Q, March 2009 – Tracks are Hey Hey + Why Tell The Truth – Listen Here
Live session on Marc Riley, BBC 6 Music, 4th February 2009 – They did 3 songs and an interview.
XFM Session 23.8.07 (full band electric, circa Reading/Leeds) MP3s
6 Music Session 23.8.07 (circa Reading/Leeds) MP3
Reading/Leeds 2007 MP3
Colin Murray 8.2.07 – half an hour show – 28.4mb
Colin Murray’s a huge Brakes fan so it’s a good interview. Also session tracks and songs by Brakes favourites.
The Album Chart Show Nov 2006 MP3
XFM Session 6.11.06 MP3s
6 Music Session 2.11.06 MP3’s
Electric Picnic Sept 2006 12.7mb, MP3
Summer Sundae August 2006 MP3
Truck Festival July 2006 12mb, MP3