To mark the release of their second album, Let Me Come Home, Broken Records have recorded five songs for the latest installment in the 4AD Sessions series.
In keeping with the stately qualities of the band’s music, the session was filmed in a now derelict ornate chapel just off the Old Kent Road, built as part of the Victuallers’ Asylum founded in 1827. Originally intended to house all those working in the brewing and innkeeping trade, the building has long standing royal associations, something reflected in the unabashed grandiosity of the five song performance.
Amidst stained-glass memorial windows and regal marble tablets, Broken Records ran through stirring renditions of several album tracks, including first single 'A Darkness Rises Up', while on ‘Home’, brothers Jamie and Rory Sutherland delivered a stripped down performance that further highlights the emotional gravitas at the band’s core. View the session in full here
Already available across Europe, Broken Records’ second record is released in the U.S. on 11th January, with the band also playing a number of live dates beginning in February. Full details of the shows are listed below.
Session Tracklisting (Cat No: VSAD006)
1. 'A Leaving Song'
2. 'A Darkness Rises Up'
3. 'You Know You’re Not Dead'
4. 'The Motorcycle Boy Reigns'
Broken Records also release download only single 'You Know You're Not Dead' on 3rd January 2011, available through iTunes and most other online services.
UK/EU Tour w/Freelance Whales
30th Jan - Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
1st Feb - Crawdaddy, Dublin
2nd Feb - XOYO, London
3rd Feb - Deaf Institute, Manchester
4th Feb - venue TBC, Leeds
5th Feb - Audio, Brighton
7th Feb - Uebel & Gefaehrlich, Hamburg
8th Feb - Magnet, Berlin
9th Feb - Melkweg, Amsterdam
10th Feb - Rotonde, Brussels
12th Feb - Fleche D'Or, Paris
US Headline tour
20th Feb - Black Cat, Washington DC
21st Feb - North Star Bar, Philadelphia
22nd Feb - Mercury Lounge, New York
23rd Feb - Rock Shop, Brooklyn, NY
24th Feb - Brighton Music Hall, Boston
26th Feb - Schubas, Chicago
27th Feb - Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis
2nd Mar - Tractor Tavern, Seattle
3rd Mar - Mississippi Studios, Portland
5th Mar - Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco
6th Mar - Satellite Club, Los Angeles