Though we’d already got a whiff of their sound via their remixes for others (signed as BretonLABS, as they tend to do when reinventing other people’s work), Breton’s debut EP on Hemlock Records was a nice surprise at the end of 2010, thanks to their way of mixing scratches with agitated beats, samples and guitars, synthetic lines and pop melodies with a pleasant, festivale-sque air. And though Hemlock’s interest in the project was praiseworthy, it was obvious from the start that Untold’s label was never going to be a permanent home for a band like Breton. Which is why we’re not surprised to hear that the Londoners have signed with FatCat Records, who’ve always been alert on the most exciting sounds. Soon, the boys from Breton will go to Iceland to record their debut album (title as of yet unknown) at Sigur Rós’ Sundlaugin Studios. If everything goes as planned, the album will be out early 2012. As the wait will be long, the label invite you to visit the group’s Facebook page, offering a free download of a new demo, “Pace Maker (LABScut)”.