|Years active||1997 - present|
Lowe and Clark formed Breaks Co-Op in Auckland, releasing the electronic album Roofers in 1997 before they both left New Zealand to travel and pursue other interests. They ended up in the UK, where Lowe has become a hugely successful radio DJ and TV presenter.
After several years hiatus, Lowe and Clark eventually started working on new material in 2004, recruiting Andy Lovegrove from artist/producers The Away Team after hearing a vocal demo.
Released in 2005 in New Zealand, The Sound Inside was a double-platinum selling hit, with lead single "The Otherside" the No.1 airplay hit of 2005 and winner of Song Of The Year at the New Zealand Music Awards.
The Co-op toured extensively and relocated to the UK, where their album was released by Parlophone.
The live lineup is Lovegrove on lead vocals and guitar; Rodney Fisher on vocals, lead guitar, mandolin and percussion; Rio Hemopo on bass and vocals; Tom Atkinson on drums; and Clark on turntables, samples, and vocals.
The song "The Otherside" is featured in the Season One Brothers & Sisters episode "Valentine's Day Massacre". Also from the album, the song "The Sound Inside" is featured in the Season Seven CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Post Mortem".
The song "Transister" from the album "Roofers" features New Zealand musician Jordan Reyne as guest vocalist / lyricist.
|1997||Roofers||Deepgrooves Entertainment||—||DG 042|
|21 March 2005||The Sound Inside||EMI||55 (UK)||8733512|
|17 March 2005||Roofers (rerelease)||EMI||—||—|
|1997||"Sound Advice"||Roofers||39 (NZ)|
|2005||"The Otherside"||The Sound Inside||10 (NZ)
52(UK Download Chart)
|2006||"A Place for You"||—|
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