Broken Records release new album ‘Weights & Pulleys’ out NOW

May 19, 2014


Broken Records return with third album ‘Weights & Pulleys’ out May 19th on JSharp Records

You can hear the public stream of ‘Winterless Son’ here:

“There’s one word to describe this album and that’s ‘solid’: skilfull songwriting, immaculately executed, consistently excellent” – The Line Of Best Fit 8/10

 “Beautifully restrained work, lush strings and gentle ripples of piano” Clash

“Stirring stuff instrumentally, the most compelling aspect is found in the beautiful vocals” The Fly

Following on from their critically acclaimed second album Let Me Come Home, May 19th marks the return of Broken Records with the release of their eagerly awaited third album ‘Weights & Pulleys’.

Recorded at their home base in Edinburgh, with the support of the National Lottery through Creative Scotland, they are set to release the album through their own newly created label, J Sharp Records.

Produced by Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Delgados, Belle & Sebastian) the album follows on from their recent EP as a visceral, cathartic body of work that revisits the masterful orchestration of the first album while combining the intense, relentlessly aggressive and turbulent sound of the last.

The album opens with the fragile ‘Ditty (We Weren’t Ready)’ that leads into the riveting and colossal ‘Winterless Son’. The intricate piano led ‘Toska’, also the track title of the recent EP, uncovers dark places within relationships. ‘So Long, So Late’, ‘Let’s Call It A Betrayal’ and ‘Leave You In The Dark’ flaunt driving guitar work, and the fluid rhythm section weaves between the raw but compelling vocals of Jamie Sutherland. The rolling rhythm of ‘You’ll Be Lonely (In A Little While)’ and uplifting brass of ‘Nothing Doubtful’ move away from the tempestuous songs preceding them.

Notably Broken Records have released through prestigious indie labels including 4AD (who released both previous albums) and other releases include Young Turks, Fandango and Distiller Records. They have toured with The National and Freelance Whales, and in 2010 headline toured the US. Their festival performances include Glastonbury, SXSW, T in the Park and a main-stage slot at Latitude.

Broken Records are Jamie Sutherland (vocals, guitar), Rory Sutherland (violin), Ian Turnbull (guitar), Dave Smith (piano, trumpet), Craig Ross (bass) and Andrew Keeney (drums).

Broken Records hit the road with their dynamic live show described as ‘without a weak link. Sutherland’s voice swoops from pitch-perfect falsetto to sonorous baritone without missing a note’ (Guardian). They are set announce some more summer and autumn live dates in support of the album shortly. In the meantime you can catch them here:

Live Dates

5th June, goNorth Festival, Inverness –

2nd August, Queens Hall, Edinburgh –

4th September, Lexington, London
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