Saturday, 28 May 2016

A REVIEW OF THE SELF-TITLED ALBUM FROM THE BROADCASTS - 28/05/2016



THE BROADCASTS - photo from the album press release
From left to right - Jack Isaac, Jack Langmead, James and Ashley.
THE BROADCASTS are a four-piece band based just outside Cardiff.
 
This alt-rock / acoustic band consisting of James Davies (lead vocals / guitar), Jack Langmead (guitar), Jack Isaac (bass) and Ashley Evans (drums) were previously signed to the indie label 'Right Recordings' through which they released a double A side single which was produced by the legendary producer; Stuart Epps.
 
A year after this release, the band left 'Right Recordings' to pursue music independently with an alternative twist being introduced.
 
Since they formed in 2012 they played at the BBC Club (London) in front of music industry professionals as well as gaining support from BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens and they have also been featured on Adam Walton's BBC Radio Wales Introducing Show.

Next month, we will be graced with an album from The Broadcasts and I couldn't be more excited to listen to it whenever I wish.
 

The boys of the band - photo from the album press release.

This album is one which shows their alt-rock side and is a little bit funky. You also definitely get the acoustic aspect in there as well.

On a whole this album is definitely one which has been a long time coming and you can tell that because of how well it has been produced. There has been a lot of thought that has gone into this process.

This 9 song album has a track listing of; Down The Line, The Future, Western Lands, This Is Life, The Road Goes On, Gambler, Control, What It Meant To Me, What We've Become. The lead track of this album is 'This Is Life'.

I am glad that these boys sent me the album pre-release so I could give it a listen and write about it. This gave me the chance to discover some more good music.

The Broadcasts have clearly (in the four years they have been together) discovered what sound they are aiming for and the sound that works for them, this is definitely shown by the fact that they left a record company and changed their sound after a release was carried out.

This also shows that this band have progressed quite a lot in the last 4 years and it has definitely been a positive progression.

Usually when a band / artist releases an album I don't tend to like every single song on it, I usually have a few favourites and then the rest tend to get a bit neglected - this isn't the case with this album, there isn't a song that I dislike and I feel like they would all be ones I could listen to a lot rather than just a few of the tracks.

The album is alt-rock but its not one which is too heavy and due to this it is one which caters to more than just those who like just alt-rock music, it is quite acoustic sounding in parts and it is quite funky at times. I like the fact that there is a diversity within it.

I do very much like this album and feel like The Broadcasts should be feeling rather pleased with themselves about it.

I definitely look forward to seeing what else the band have to offer in the future and hopefully getting to see them at Tramlines Festival (Sheffield) this year.

This album will be electronically released on 3rd June so make sure you get to the band social media accounts on that day to get the link. I definitely recommending listening to this album.

You will be able to get the album in CD form at their live shows after the 17th June - you can catch the band on the following dates at the following venues:

19th May - Clytha Cider Festival, Monmouth
17th June - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (album release show)
24th July - Tramlines Festival, Sheffield (venue to be confirmed)
24th September - The Mash House, Edinburgh

Until the release of the album you can listen to other tracks by The Broadcasts (including the following embedded track) on their soundcloud.


Written by Sophie.


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