22nd April 2018 Artist Profile » ** IT’S A FIX! BROKEN RECORDS HEAD OVER THE BORDERLINE ON 10.05.18… **
** …WITH SUPPORT FROM EASY KILL + NATIONAL SERVICE **
Having recently celebrated their 10th anniversary, Edinburgh’s resolutely unbroken Broken Records returned in 2018 with the release of their fourth studio album entitled ‘What We Might Know’ on 30th March. Now the hirsute combo head over to the Borderline in the Wild West End of London to play a special springtime show which looks something like this:
Club Fandango & Disorder present:
+ EASY KILL
+ NATIONAL SERVICE
THURSDAY MAY 10TH 2018
(Orange Yard, Manette Street, W1D 4JB)
ADVANCE TICKETS £10.00
FB event page: www.facebook.com/events/180480772713777/
BROKEN RECORDS: after a decade of delirious US and European touring, two albums on the legendary 4AD label (‘Until The Earth begins To Part’ and ‘Let Me Come Home’) and another on the band’s own J Sharp Records imprint, ‘Weights & Pulleys’ (2014), current longplayer ‘What We Might Know’ marks a departure from Broken Records’ traditional cinematic, string-drenched sound.
The band re-united with producer Stephen Watkins (PAWS, Amanda Palmer, Teen Canteen) who recorded their self-released debut EP in 2007 and the result is a set of eleven songs deliberately stripped back to recapture the chaotic energy of that early EP, and the ecstatic live shows the band are known for.
In their 10-year career, Broken Records have toured with the likes of Editors and The National and have also performed at some of the biggest festivals in the world including Glastonbury, SXSW, T in the Park and a main-stage slot at Latitude. Their live shows have been described as eliciting an “ecstatic reaction" by The Skinny. www.facebook.com/brokenrecords
EASY KILL are from Manchester and make solemnly sadfaced alt.rock noises which have been to compared to a doleful Foals or a gently fraught Alt-J. Their mighty ‘Melanscholar’ album is out now on fierce panda records. www.facebook.com/easykillband
NATIONAL SERVICE live in North London and create slow-moving guitar-fuelled soundscapes with baritone vocals and deep-filled beards. Their splendid ‘Islander’ single is also out now on fierce panda records. www.facebook.com/nationalservicemusic