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. 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.

In January 2009 they recorded their debut album, “Until The Earth Begins To Part”. The album was released on 1st June 2009 to wide praise, and live performances in support of it garnered 5-star reviews in both The Guardian and The Times. Summer saw them perform at many UK and European festivals including Glastonbury & T in the Park. The successful summer culminated in an invitation to support The National at their Royal Festival Hall show in London, followed by their own sold-out show at The Queens Hall in Edinburgh.

Broken Records spent the Autumn touring Europe and the UK as well as releasing the “Out On The Water” EP in November. Early 2010 found them making their well received live debut in the US at the SxSW Festival in Austin, Texas. Their music was also featured in episodes of the TV dramas “Skins” and “Lost”.

In May the band completed their second album, “Let Me Come Home” recorded in Glasgow with producer Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Delgados, Belle & Sebastian,). A new single, “A Darkness Rises Up” was  released prior to the album on 18th October, 2010 and can be listened to below

>Broken Records - A Darkness Rises Up


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