Vic has described Edinburgh’s Broken Records as having “a sound that mixes up the emotive, propulsive energy of Arcade Fire, adds the worldy swing of Beirut and combines it with the epic, sincere songwriting of The Waterboys“. European fans will be able to sample this sound for themselves soon. Dates and ticket details below.

Vic Galloway and Matthew have both been supporters of Broken Records from the beginning and it appears that it is just a matter of time before the band’s epic tunes will be sung by thousands of people in much bigger venues.

Broken Records formed in 2007 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and between the collective members brought together different musical backgrounds which now compliment the eclectic sound they create using a wide variety of instrumentation.

Refining their sound throughout 2007 with numerous gigs throughout Scotland, they went on to release 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. It was also voted in the top 10 singles of 2008 by Teletext in an end of the year poll. Radio 1, 6 Music and XFM also backed the single with Radio 1’s Steve Lamacq making it his single of the week and Huw Stephens inviting them to do a session for Radio 1 at Maida Vale.

A number of festival appearances followed, including Latitude, T in the Park and Leeds Festival which led to NME hailing them as “one of the country’s most exciting new bands” and Channel 4 dedicating a show to them as part of Levis Ones To Watch (see video below).

Limited releases of ‘Slow Parade’ and ‘Lies’ led to a scramble of album deal offers, with the band excited to sign to the prestigious 4AD label. The band kicked off the year by being tipped for 2009 in Q magazine, The Times and News Of The World amongst others.

Recording their debut album at the infamous Monnow Valley studio in Wales with producer Ian Caple, 2009 is shaping up to be Broken Records’ year.

Further dates look set to be announced in Paris, Spain and elsewhere. Check back here or on the Scotland on Tour page for latest information. You can also buy the album here


Photo credit: Ryan Dunn & Nic Rue