Scots sign to 4AD

Epic Scottish indie group Broken Records have been snapped up by legendary indie label 4AD.

Founded in 1979, 4AD is one of the most prestigious independent labels in the UK. Having released records by Pixies, Throwing Muses, The Breeders and many more, the label has a rare pedigree.

Indeed, following its adoption of The Cocteau Twins and numerous soundalikes the press created a new genre: the 4AD sound.

Now home to artists such as Bon Iver and Deerhunter, the label has been making some signings. Edinburgh seven piece Broken Records are amongst the new breed of 4AD bands, and the group have a spiralling reputation after the success of early singles such as 'If The News Makes You Sad Don't Watch It'.

The band's skirling sound has seen them provoke ceilidh dancing at gigs, with the group frequently gaining comparisons to Canadian group Arcade Fire.

Other recent additions to the label's roster are fellow Scottish indie types Camera Obscura and hotly tipped group The Big Pink.

Look out for releases by all three bands in the coming year.


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