Live Dates 2016 – With The Mis-made


Dubrow on Radio Rehash

Blackbreaks crooner Chris Dubrow is long-form Interviewed by the Radio Rehash team at Radio Blue Mountains, for 2.5 hours !!, Playing all the influences from youngster days through to the creation of Blackbreaks.

Blackbreaks live, Frankies Pizza, October 25th. Free!

RIFF OFF for web

The mother of all interviews

Hope y’all are ready for the mother of all interviews, by the wonderful folks over at Depth Perception Podcast (DPP)
with me, your forever shy and humble Blackbreaks singer Chris Dubrow.

Only the truly dedicated may wish tackle the full 2.5 hours. But for the slightly unhinged or Australian music history buffs – it may be worth it.

But more seriously, it’s an example of the ‘long form interview’ that the folks at DPP specialise in, a genuinely fresh and in depth approach to interviewing artists and musicians that works very powerfully, and is only made possible by modern technology such as affordable storage and the blog format.

In this episode I go into my development as a musician from childhood, the early years busking and growing up around the wild St.kilda scene, the ups and downs of my previous bands the Prostitutes, Soulscraper, and iNsuRge, and finally how I was drawn back into the creative life to create Blackbreaks.

The DPP blog is well worth checking over for other interviews with many great Australian artists.


Katoomba – Wrong side of the tracks Sat Sept 19


Last night Blackbreaks lost a brother. RIP James Misbrener.

James Misbrener never played with Blackbreaks. He did however leave his mark by representing in our first ever photo-shoot, way back in 2012, before we had even played our first gig. That’s James smelling the flowers, second from the left.

James is smelling the flowers, second from the left

James is smelling the flowers,  second from the left

The story goes that back in 2012 the band finally felt it had enough songs to start playing live, and we somehow managed to talk our way into our first ever show for (very) early in the day at the Gearins hotel for Katoomba Winter Magic festival. The show was three months away, but the festival organisers were ramping up the badgering for all bands to urgently produce bios and pics for their looming publicity printing deadline. (more…)

Driving at Night – Out now!

Purchase at all digital outlets, such as CD baby:

Lyrics Post – Driving at Night

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Release date – September 1st 2015.

Music by Kerry Foulke and Chris Dubrow

A song about an Australian soldier finishing his tour in Afghanistan. Before returning home he accepts a dangerous but lucrative private contract to drive a supply truck over night as part of a convoy.. 

Lyrics by Chris Dubrow.


What’s on the mind of the star burned soldier?

Got a hundred click stare, ‘n out to save his soul.

A snap contract with a 40-tonne trucker,

They’re fangin’ down the road to protect their load.

Yeah, driving at night.. (more…)

Blackbreaks on S.I.N.G.E.D Volume 2 Compilation

Thats right folks, our song ‘Need Machines’ has just been released on this awesome compilation = “S.I.N.G.E.D. Volume 2” … A Compilation of: Synthwave Industrial Noise Gothic Electronic Darkwave – 20 Dark Alternative Music Bands from Australia & New Zealand. This compilation is available as a Free Download in CD-quality audio on BandCamp, via the below link, or you can just listen here.

Do check out the other bands as well. Amazing Job by legendary Canberra DJ Robert Citizen.

Corrected Live Dates

So umm err, over the last few posts we managed to get all the upcoming dates muddled, the two Melbourne dates were around the wrong way, and the Gearins show was right date wrong day.. pure marketing genius. So here good friends and countrymen (and country women) are the “CORRECTED LIVE DATES” once and for all..