'Let Me Come Home' due

Edinburgh indie-folk collective Broken Records are set to release their second album 'Let Me Come Home' on October 25th.

Don't look now, but Edinburgh may have seized Glasgow's crowd. In Scotland, it seems that the best in emerging talent (well, with guitars) is coming from the East Coast with Auld Reekie leading the way.

Amongst the most prominent of these new acts is Broken Records. An indie-folk collective, the band's powerful live shows sounded like a cross between Bruce Springsteen and The Pogues, with hugely affecting songwriting.

Releasing their debut album back in 2009, the band took off on a helter skelter tour of the UK. Winding up in the Highlands, Broken Records found new inspiration in an old abandoned grain store.

Laying down some tracks in Glasgow's COD Studio, the band claim to have taken inspiration from a variety of sources. "An idea started to form about the direction of the new record based on several films and albums that I became gradually obsessed with at that time" singer Jamie Sutherland said.

"Watching the widescreen emptiness of films Badlands, Rumble Fish and East of Eden, as well as records such as Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska, Nick Cave's Murder Ballads, Calexico's Feast of Wire and REM's early back catalogue all became a strong influence on the direction of the new songs. It was also during this time that the lyrical theme of the record started to take shape, thinking about what was going on around me in the form of fears and concerns over making relationships work, and a need for security."

As a special preview, Broken Records have made new track 'A Leaving Song' available as a free download. Grab it HERE.

With a new bass player in tow, Broken Records showcased new material during recent shows supporting The National. Arranging a handful of headline dates, the Edinburgh group are set to play the following shows:

August
28 Edinburgh Liquid Room

September
23 Dublin Arthur's Day
28 London Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

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