Proto-Broken Social Scene recordings

A new collection of recordings from hugely influential Canadian group KC Accidental have been confirmed.

In the space of a decade, Canadian music has pulled itself out of obscurity and onto the main stage. Sure, the nation always boasted superb songwriters but now the area is surrounded by a halo of indie cool.

Perhaps more so than any other single group, Broken Social Scene have worked towards this. Through their own work and their label Arts & Crafts the band have released some stunning material.

Now the roots of Broken Social Scene are set to be explored on a new compilation. Formed by Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin, KC Accidental was a lo-fi project which first introduced the pair to songwriting.

Their natural aptitude for music was evident from the off. KC Accidental released two EPs, which have become hugely collectible.

Released in limited numbers on Noise Factory Records, the two EPs are now set to be bound together on a new compilation. 'Captured Anthems For An Empty Bathtub' and 'Anthems For The Could’ve Bin Pills' are set to be brought together on Arts & Crafts.

A 2-CD, 2-LP format re-issue, the collection is set to be sold on the band's forthcoming tour. The initial recordings have been left intact, recorded on a reel to reel over a decade ago in Kevin Drew's bedroom.

Featuring guest appearances from future Broken Social Scene members, other collaborators such as Emily Haines make an appearance. An intimate glimpse of what would become Canadian music's ruling elite, the album is out soon.

Meanwhile, Broken Social Scene are set to play three British dates to see out the year. Taking place in November, the band will perform at Leeds' Constellations festival before a two night stint in London's KOKO venue.

Broken Social Scene have confirmed the following shows:

14 Leeds Constellations
15 London Koko
16 London Koko

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