Breaking Down Recording Artists

The Charlie Tipper Conspiracy feature some notable ex-members of Bristol bands past - the Groove Farm, Rorschach, the Five Year Plan, the Beatnik Filmstars to name a few. The band released three singles and their debut album "Mellow On" on Breaking Down under the name the Charlie Tipper Experiment before changing their name in November 2015 to the CTC.  "Mellow On" was the first vinyl release for the label since the Airspace compilations.

In 2016 the CTC have already released a 10" vinyl EP called "Ten", and have two more EPs in the pipeline.

"Who the hell are you?" cried the big sky as he looked down on me. "Who the hell do you think you are?" demanded the big sky!

I tried to answer. It wasn't too clear so I checked on the internet…..jon.k AKA jon kent, Jonny Kinkaid, Jonny Nashville, Picturehead. Founder member of the Groove Farm and Beatnik Filmstars. played in Kyoko, Block and Airbomb Repeater.


Now playing electric guitar in The (excellent) Charlie Tipper Experiment/Conspiracy and working on solo work as jon.k

Formed in 1985, The Five Year Plan released two singles and featured on two Airspace compilations before disbanding in 1989. Founder members Rob Pursey and Tim Rippington also played in Talulah Gosh and the Flatmates during this time. Click the link above for a full discog and band history.
Forest Giants formed in 2003 by Tim Rippington, Jo-Jo Head and ex-Blue Aeroplane Ruth Cochrane. Later recordings featured Tom Adams from the Beatnik Filmstars on drums and Paula Knight of Moneyspider and Girlboygirl on keyboards and violin. To date they have released 3 albums, a mini-album and a 7" single on various different labels, including Breaking Down. Follow the link for a full discog and band history.
The Short Stories (2007-) - originally a two piece consisiting of Stephen Miles and Tim Rippington, the band have eventually blossomed into a 5-piece featuring Geoff Gorton, Kay Farnell and Simon Harrison. The band have been extremely prolific, releasing three albums between 2007-2009. 2013 sees the release of their fourth album and their first for Breaking Down.