The Briefing is an indie pop band formed in 2002 by four Latvian musicians, who since 2010 have been living in London. So far they have released two studio and one remix album. In 2008 album Funny Thoughts was nominated as the best alternative music album at the Annual Latvian Music Recording Award. The band members are: Kristina Dobele (vocal, keyboards and song writing), Raimonds Dobelis (bass and programming), Juris Peterlevics (guitar, cello and programming), and drummer and bands design artist Sandis Volkovs.
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 forthcoming 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. "