Thursday, October 28, 2010
SAU On The Lawn Spotlight: Broken Records...
Broken Records formed in 2007 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The seven members use their different musical backgrounds and a wide variety of instrumentation to compliment the eclectic sound they create.
Their 2007 self released debut EP which was sold at shows created a wider interest in the band. Drowned in Sound said of the release, “This is magical, engrossing and wholly enveloping, genuinely and excitingly bursting with commercial potential.” They refined their sound throughout 2007 and 2008 with numerous gigs throughout Scotland, including support slots with Idlewild, Sons & Daughters and Editors.
Broken Records released their highly acclaimed debut 7" single, If the News Makes You Sad Don't Watch It, on London based indie label Young Turks in April 2008. This received plaudits from such varied publications as NME, The Guardian, Drowned in Sound, The Sun and The Times. Radio 1’s Steve Lamacq made it his single of the week and Huw Stephens invited them to do a session for Radio 1 at Maida Vale. Limited releases of singles Slow Parade and Lies led to a scramble of album deal offers, with the band excited to sign to the prestigious 4AD label. They rounded off the year by playing at the Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party and being tipped for 2009 in Q magazine, The Times and News Of The World amongst others.
This on the spotlight band plays the hell out of this song. All the intricate parts of the actual beat (which I can assume are all live instruments) compliment the singer's vocals 100%. Along with the subtle yet hardcore vocals of the lead singer, it makes for a totally awesome soaring song, calm for a minute but in a mere second the band takes it to another level Love it...Check it out folks check it out....