October 25th 2010 will see the UK and European release of Let Me Come Home, the new studio album by Scotland's Broken Records.
The follow-up to 2009's debut Until The Earth Begins To Part, Let Me Come Home started out as a series of sketches and song fragments in frontman Jamie Sutherland's kitchen, later taking form in demo sessions at an old distillery grain store in the Highlands. Recorded and produced by Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Delgados, Belle & Sebastian) at his COD Studio in Glasgow with artwork conceived by Vaughan Oliver at v23, Let Me Come Home will be released on CD, LP and digital formats.
Speaking about the inspiration behind their second album, Jamie Sutherland says:
"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. 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."
'A Darkness Rises Up' will be released as a single on October 18th.
The new album also heralds a change in line-up for Broken Records as Craig Ross joins the band on bass guitar. Ross stood in on recent shows opening for The National and will replace the departing Gill (Dave Fothergill) who is leaving for pastures new, along with Arne Kolb who returns to Germany. Gill and Arne will be playing their last show with the band at Edinburgh's Liquid Room on 28th August.
The six-piece will be previewing songs from Let Me Come Home at the following shows:
Saturday 28th August - Edge Festival @ Liquid Room, Edinburgh (TICKET INFO)
Thursday 23rd September - Arthur's Day, Dublin (venue TBC, TICKET INFO)
Tuesday 28th September - Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London (TICKET INFO)
Band photo by Chris Park