Breaks Co-Op

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Breaks Co-Op
Origin New Zealand
Genres Electronica
Years active 1997 - present
Labels EMI
Members Andy Lovegrove
Zane Lowe
Hamish Clark

Breaks Co-Op is a New Zealand band, formed in 1997, initially recorded with Deepgrooves Entertainment and more recently with EMI.

The band members are Andy Lovegrove, Zane Lowe, and Hamish Clark.

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 became a radio DJ and TV presenter.

After several years hiatus, Lowe and Clark 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 seller, with lead single "The Otherside" the winner of Song Of The Year at the New Zealand Music Awards.

The Co-op toured 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.



Year Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
NZ[1] UK[2]
1997 Roofers
2005 The Sound Inside
  • Released: 21 March 2005
  • Label: EMI
  • Catalogue: 8733512
3 55
  • NZ: 2x Platinum[3]
2014 Sounds Familiar 11
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NZ[1] UK[2]
1997 "Sound Advice" 39 Roofers
2005 "The Otherside" 10 43 The Sound Inside
"Settle Down"
2006 "A Place for You"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ a b "BREAKS CO-OP IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b "BREAKS CO-OP". Official Charts Company. Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Gold and platinum New Zealand albums to 2013". Te Ara. Encyclopedia of NZ. Retrieved 19 July 2015.