Cigarettes for Breakfast

Cigarettes for Breakfast


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Cigarettes for Breakfast was founded by Matthew Paul Whiteford in the winter of 2019 in Philadelphia, PA. Mainly inspired by ’90s alternative bands, such as my bloody valentine, Slowdive, and Ride, Cigarettes for Breakfast exhibits classic shoegaze elements, including a plethora of effects, intricate pedal-work and washy, droning guitars. “It is dreamy, abrasive, at times ethereal, and noisy.” - Vince Barreras, WHIP

. The majority of Cigarettes for Breakfast’s existence has been during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a DIY approach on everything from recording to making cassette tapes. “Philly’s Cigarettes for Breakfast draw on everything about shoegaze: the sound, feelings, and associated aesthetics while adding their contemporary take on the 90s sound.” - Regina Schliep, WXPN The Key. The full band currently consists of Matt Whiteford (Something Like A Monument, TIME, Starterjacket, Queen Hilma, anycolour), Tony Rossi (Nothing, TIME, Sad Actor), Cameron Kynett, Donnie CoCo (Miss Cantaloupe), and Chris Doyle (Sun Airway, Trouble Everyday, Sad Actor) . With 3 releases, 2 live stream sessions, and 1 sold out direct-to-vinyl recording session, the band is now taking the stage and gearing up for a full length album. Cigarettes for Breakfast is shaking up the Philadelphia psychedelic rock scene and continuing to push sonic boundaries while encouraging the listener to think outside of the box.