Shaun Keaveny’s 6 Music Record Of The Week and plays from Steve Lamacq.
“Epically inclined the fiery brass and soaring dynamics soundtrack an irresistible leap into the abyss” Uncut
“Refusing to play the hype – it is more than worth the wait” Clash
“A roaring mix of elation and melancholy, this album is solid: skilful song writing, immaculately executed and consistently excellent”Line Of Best Fit
“A wonderful cinematic, quasi-orchestral track in the vein of fellow Scots The Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit” Shortlist
Following on from their recently released, highly acclaimed third album Weights & Pulleys, September 15th sees the release of their first single ‘So Long, So Late’ from their new album.
Produced by Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Delgados, Belle & Sebastian), So Long So Late is a well-crafted piece of song-writing bringing with it their emotionally wrought and rhythmically infectious sound that’s sweepingly grandiose. Producing music with integrity, the single is led by dramatic thunderous drums and shimmering guitars against Sutherland’s Scottish twanged vocal delivery and the gentle choral chant of ‘So Long, So Late’.
Notably Broken Records have released through prestigious indie labels including 4AD (who released both previous albums) and other releases include Young Turks, Fandango and Distiller Records. They have toured with The National and Freelance Whales and in 2010 headline toured the US. Their festival performances include Glastonbury, SXSW, T in the Park and a main-stage slot at Latitude.
Broken Records are Jamie Sutherland (vocals, piano), Rory Sutherland (violin, guitar, accordion), Ian Turnbull (guitar, piano, accordion), Dave Smith (piano, trumpet), Craig Ross (guitar, bass) and Andrew Keeney (drums).
This autumn they will also be hitting the road with their dynamic live show described as ‘without a weak link. Sutherland’s voice swoops from pitch-perfect falsetto to sonorous baritone without missing a note’ (Guardian).
4th Sept The Lexington, London http://www.wegottickets.com/event/275386
10th Oct Pleasance, Edinburgh (Presented by Vic Galloway) http://dustymoose.co.uk/event/casual-sex-law-special-guests/
12th Oct The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/broken-records