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The Briefing launches their new album Favourite Place


Latvian band “The Briefing”, the members of which have been living in London since 2010, released the first single of their album “Favorite Place” at the end of January this year – it has been well received by various music blogs in Europe and USA. The new album is already available on all major music streaming and downloading platforms around the world.

The album has been released by the company “Mikrofona ieraksti” and the publisher of the songs is “MicRec Publishing”.

Raimonds and Kristina, band members from Liepaja, who share their moments on and off stage give their thoughts on the new album:

Raimonds: “The new album is the result of a long creative process between the initial idea and the final mix – it is a path full of surprises, because even we could not predict the final outcome. It is really fascinating to see the final results initially born from our musical ideas.”

Kristina: “All created, recorded and produced in our London flat – home studio. I love the idea of sharing our music, and it is great to know that “Favourite Place” is now available to everyone. My lyrics of the songs included in this album reflect the feelings and sensations that I have experienced myself or observed in the lives of people around me. Our priority has always been music first and lyrics after, however, I believe that with this album we have managed to merge both elements together so that they intensify the overall vibe of the record.”


Raimonds: “Everybody in the band takes part in creating the songs – each of us usually comes up with musical ideas, and I then proceed to mixing. With this album great support in the mixing process was also provided by sound engineer Francis Gorini, who completed the final mastering in his London Mastering Studio.”

Kristina: “People who like our music are usually people who are searching for something new and fresh to listen to. I think that the overall sound of our album is modern and contemporary with a touch of 80’s, but you will also notice some strong emotions and sophisticated elements.”

Download the new album “Favourite Place” from iTUNES and, or listen to it on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music.



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The new single Favourite Place is the band’s second single and the title track from the forthcoming album due to be released in February under the Latvian label Microphone Records. The new single and album will be available on all digital world-wide platforms as well as on the band’s Bandcamp site.


Similar to the previous record Somewhere Else released in 2013, also the new album was written and recorded by the band itself. Great support in the mixing process was provided by sound engineer Francis Gorini, who completed the final mastering of both, the single and the whole album, in his London Mastering Studio.

Kristina: “I must admit, that after five years living in London, we now feel like this is our home. The city is incredible and we always discover new things, places and people, which I find very inspiring. If before the audience associated us with jazz and Norah Jones, now it seems like we’ve gone a long way to become who we are today. We are proud of our single and our upcoming album, and both of them represent what The Briefing is now.”

Raimonds: “I believe that Favourite Place is the best album we’ve created so far. We wanted to do it ourselves, so recording and mixing process took a long time, which is great, because we had unlimited time to experiment and build our songs just the way we wanted. The new album is stylistically similar to the previous Somewhere Else record – more guitars and less funk. “

Buy and listen to the new single Favourite Place here:

ITunes :




Early Bird

We have finished our new record and we have named it “Favourite Place”.
After finishing work on our master mix, Francis Gorini from London Mastering Studios confessed: “I can honestly say, you are one of my favorite bands at the moment. I also really, really like Kristina’s voice.”
We hope that you will think the same!

Stay tuned for the release date.

Photo by Luana Calabro'

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“Runaway” is the first track from upcoming EP album which is planned to be released later on this year. The song and the album is been recorded, mixed and produced by the band.

Video scene is taken from live show in London’s club “Hoxton Club” where they played together with Latvia’s top indie pop act “Instrumenti”.

“Runaway” cover was made by drummer Sandis Volkov. He has created all the band’s latest artworks. Note that ITunes was refusing to accept this track without the artwork modification as there is an HMV barcode to add a feel of a secondhand vinyl cover. The little girl running is band’s guitarist Juris daughter.  “Runaway” is available on Soundcloud, Bandcamp and now on iTunes. You can listen it on Spotify as well.

The new record will be less lo-fi and more guitar based than previous self – released EP “Somewhere Else” which was freeware released last year.

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