Break Even

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Break Even
Origin Perth, Western Australia, Australia[1]
Genres Hardcore Punk
Melodic Hardcore
Years active 2005 (2005)–2012 (2012)
Labels Resist Records (Australia), Anchors Aweigh Records (Europe), Common Bond Records (Australia
Associated acts Miles Away
Website Myspace
Past members Mark Bawden
Steffen Sciuto
Simon Dreja
Perri Basile
Rowan Willoughby

Break Even was an Australian hardcore band from Perth, Western Australia.


Forming in the suburbs of Perth in 2005, Break Even have released two successful releases and toured with the biggest names in local and international hardcore.

On 19 November 2008 Break Even guitarist Rowan Willoughby took his own life. Rowan's untimely death took a toll not only on the members of the band, but with everyone in the hardcore community, leaving a giant question mark over the future of the band.[2]

The band recovered and released their debut album, The Bright Side in June to rave reviews by both fans and critics alike. The album, came in at number 17 on the ARIA album chart and reached number 7 on the national AIR chart.[3]


On 23 February 2012, Break Even announced their breakup through various internet communities. The message to their fans on Facebook read;

"It is with sadness that we announce Break Even have decided to part ways. Over time the commitments in our lives other than the band have become more important and despite our best efforts to persist with the band after all the writing and touring over the last few years we have to come to the end of the road... We have made so many friends and seen so many places through our music and couldn't be happier at what we have seen and done. Thanks to anyone that has come to a show, let us stay at their house, put a show on for us, released our music or just supported us in anyway possible. We are forever grateful. THANK YOU "

The band did their final national tour as a part of the Soundwave Festival in February 2012 and announced their final dates for July 2012.

Vocalist Mark Bawden has subsequently joined Melbourne hardcore band Hopeless as their new vocalist.

Bassist Perri Basile is currently releasing records under the pseudonym Coconut Jeezus through Backward-Sex Records while writing and recording for various other projects.


Studio albums
Year Album details Peak chart positions
2009 The Bright Side
  • Released: June ??, 2009
  • Label: Resist Records/Anchors Aweigh Records
17 7
  • Young at Heart (Common Bond Records, 2006)
  • Break Something Even More Split w/Something More (Common Bond Records, 2007)
  • "Roar"

Music Videos[edit]

  • Hells Gates

Band members=[edit]

Former members

  • Mark Bawden - vocals (2005–2012)
  • Steffen Sciuto - guitar (2005–2012)
  • Perri Basile - bass (2005–2012)
  • Simon Dreja - drums (2005–2012)
  • Rowan Willoughby - guitar (2005–2008)


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