Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim Macpherson played their first show together on Friday June 19, 1992, in a snooker hall behind Warrington Rugby Club, near Manchester, in the north of England. Two days later they supported Nirvana in Dublin and Belfast, and then played the Glastonbury Festival. Back in the US, after playing 27 sold-out shows that fall, they made their way to San Francisco to record the album Last Splash.
Released August 30, 1993 on 4AD, reviewers described Last Splash as ”effervescent,” “blistering,” and “incoherent.” At its center is the infectiously appealing, instantly recognizable “Cannonball,” which, propelled in part by the video directed by Kim Gordon and Spike Jonze, was voted Single of the Year by the NME. After more than two years of touring, they played their last show together on September 5th, 1994, at Lollapalooza in Los Angeles.
In 2013 they are playing together again for the first time, joined by Breeders’ violinist Carrie Bradley, and performing their iconic Last Splash album on selected dates in the US, Europe, South America, Canada, Mexico and Australia.
The Breeders LSXX, a deluxe anniversary edition of Last Splash, was released on 4AD in May as a three CD box set. A seven disc vinyl box set will be released in August.