Forming in the suburbs of Perth in 2005, Break Even have released two successful releases and toured with the biggest names in local and international hardcore. On 19 November 2008 Break Even guitarist Rowan Willoughby took his own life. Rowan's untimely death took a toll not only on the members of the band, but with everyone in the hardcore community, leaving a giant question mark over the future of the band. The band recovered and released their debut album, The Bright Side in June to rave reviews by both fans and critics alike. The album, came in at number 17 on the ARIA album chart and reached number 7 on the national AIR chart. On 23 February 2012, Break Even announced their breakup through various internet communities.