On Thursday, September, 26th Breakdown Valentine released their first EP “Beautiful Distraction”. In celebration of releasing “Beautiful Distraction”, the synth electro pop band performs songs from their EP as well as others at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. Breakdown Valentine consists of Allen Davis (vocals/synth/guitar), Olivia Barchard (vocals/synth/bass) and Andres Lopez (drums).
With a screen flashing scenes from Clockwork Orange, Tron, and Barbella as the backdrop of their stage, Breakdown Valentine take to the stage and begin their set with the song “Melancholy” off their new EP. The mix of the bright lights from the stage and the slow bass of the song gets the crowd moving. After they finish the song, singers Allen Davis and Olivia Barchard address the crowd and then play the uptempo dance song “Silver Sunlight”. While Breakdown Valentine rolls through their set, the interaction between the crowd, music and band is pure energy and excitement that lasts throughout the show. After an introduction from singer and guitar player Allen Davis, Breakdown Valentine play an electrified synth cover of the Berlin song “Take My Breath Away” that shows off the amazing vocals of Olivia Barchard. Subsequently they perform “Beautiful Distraction” that has Allen Davis singing lead on this catchy upbeat tune. Finishing out the set, they play another song from their EP titled “Surrender”. After, the crowd briefly shouts for an encore and Davis asks for a vote on what song they want to hear. The band ends up playing “Stars” as well as putting on another performance of “Surrender”.
Breakdown Valentine puts on a very energetic in addition to interactive show that will make an audience dance. No matter the tempo, the bass and rhythm of their songs make the body move. Olivia Barchard’s vocals have vitality that rings through in every song she sings. Being that “Beautiful Distraction” is Breakdown Valentine’s debut EP, expect to hear more arousing music to come from this San Francisco band. To hear Breakdown Valentine’s debut EP “Beautiful Distraction” visit http://breakdownvalentine.bandcamp.com/.