Fri 12 Jul 2019

Broken Social Scene To Play Intimate London Shows Next Month


Canadian experimental rock collective Broken Social Scene are set to headline London EartH on two consecutive nights next month to celebrate the release of their two new EPs Lets Try the After Volume 1 and 2. 

Broken Social Scene were originally founded by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning at the tail end of the 90s they formed the Broken family with members of Metric, Do Make Say Think and Stars as well as Grammy-nominated Feist. They are one of the most enduring and influential indie groups to come out of the early-aughts, their debut You Forgot It In People largely defined the “indie rock” era coming out of Canada. Across five albums, the band have two gold records, have sold over a million records worldwide, have 8 JUNO Award nominations with 3 wins, and 2 Polaris Music Prize shortlist nominations.

2018 saw Broken Social Scene touring their most recent JUNO Award nominated full length release Hug Of Thunder and 2019 kicks off with their  enigmatic double EP Lets Try the After Volume 1 and 2.

DIY rated the latest pair 4/5, stating “The whole thing is brought together, as is so often the case with this band, less by sonic cohesion and more by an emotional throughline.” Meanwhile, Pitchfork added “Such forceful beauty—a sense of indefinable, life-affirming ecstasy—is practically woven into Broken Social Scene’s DNA at this point, and Let’s Try the After is proof that their genetic makeup is as complicatedly pure as ever.”

Tracks from both releases have had regular Radio 1 spins by the likes of Phil Taggart and Jo Whiley – not to mention Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy who played ‘Lover’s Spit (Redux)’ on his Music Mixtape show today.

These two small sets on 19th and 20th August will be some of their first UK appearances since last June, while they will also be playing at Green Man Festival in Wales and The Leadmill in Sheffield a few days before. Tickets are running low for all three so don’t miss out on the live performances The Line of Best Fit have called “an eagerly-awaited nostalgia trip”.

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