It’s been a whirlwind year for 51 Breaks. The band from Birmingham have gone from self releasing an a download single with only 100 limited pressed copies to standing on the edge of opening this years V Festival, whilst supporting  The Spinto band, The Maccabees, The Infadels and even Tinchy Stryder along the way!

They find themselves as part of the final 6 acts now facing a public vote to see who will open this years V festival. It all came as quite a surprise to the band and their singer Michael Turner, who by his own admission never saw all this coming. ‘’We released 3 tracks, and carried on gigging and soon we were getting asked to play alongside some of our favourite bands, and then from up loading a track onto the V site we get a call saying were into the last 10’’

This saw 51 Breaks play the Great Escape festival in Brighton last month where they supported competition mentor Just Jack. ‘’It was an amazing feeling, to look back at a year ago, wed just finished recording  and had a whole load of dates stretched out in front of us, the single did better than we ever thought it could and we just seemed to be on a roll, gigs kept coming and we we’ve now ended up here! Hopefully people will be voting for us and well get to go even further’’

Their mixture of orchestral arrangements, catchy hooks and electro beats has earned them rave reviews and with fans including the NME & Tom Robinson you get the feeling this is far from the end of the ride.

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