Seattle’s Breaks and Swells have steadily gained notoriety as one of the premier live acts in the city. The power and energy of their performances have convinced even hardened Northwest crowds to dance. In the wake of their first self-titled EP and several follow-up singles, the band have given feature performances at Capitol Hill Block Party, Macefield Festival, Noise for the Needy and Seattle’s venerable Hoodstock. Their Erik Blood-produced full-length, "We Will Not Despair" was released in the summer 2018.

Formed in 2012, Breaks and Swells centers around Marquetta Miller on vocals, Derrick Jones on drums, Brice Ervin on bass, and guitarist Dylon Tubb, featuring a rotating cast of supporting players.