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produced by their friend and frequent collaborator darren hayman of hefner, the album was recorded entirely live in one day at hayman's house in walthamstow. the songs featured here embrace tattersall's love of e minor - 'now your smiles comes over in your face' and title track 'beer in the breakers'; bass player franic's favourite clothing brand - 'blue harbour' - a tale of love in coney island; are inspired by band favourites like otis rush - 'blink back a tear'; and include re-workings of songs written in tattersall's youth - 'china whale brand' and 'in her kitchen'. the first single from the album is 'little surprise', a track whose upbeat melody belies its dark, poignant lyrics.
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