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Broken Hands to play Birmingham Hare & Hounds

February 22, 2016 in News

“Blending hints of Primal Scream with the alluring dirt of BRMC, it’s an oddly suave piece of modern rock’n'roll.” - Classic Rock Magazine

Following a stint supporting iconic British rock band The Cult through February & March, Canterbury quintet Broken Hands will headline Birmingham Hare & Hounds on Monday 25th April, following the release of their latest single ‘Four’ on 25th March.

‘Four’ – a two-and-a half-minute tour de force of dirty riffs and high octane urgency – is the latest single to be taken from the band’s acclaimed debut album Turbulence.

The album itself, produced by the award-winning Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Killing Joke and Maccabees), recalls the superfuzz melodic rush of Queens Of The Stone Age or perhaps The Verve at their early, wigged-out best. The band count 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and XFM’s John Kennedy as champions of the band, and they have also received strong support from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart.

Broken Hands have supported the likes of The Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath, as well as playing various festivals, including BST in Hyde Park, Reading & Leeds, T In The Park and Sonisphere. They finished 2015 with an acclaimed performance at CMJ Festival in NYC and a hugely successful UK headline tour.

Broken Hands Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

BROKEN HANDS PLAY HARE & HOUNDS BIRMINGHAM ON MON 25TH APRIL 2016. TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM 10AM ON WED 24TH FEBRUARY HERE.

Watch the video for ‘Who Sent You’ below:

Broken Hands to play The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham

July 17, 2015 in News

Canterbury’s Broken Hands debut album, Turbulence, combines the crunchy riffage of Black Sabbath, the cosmic hedonism of Primal Scream and an unbridled energy which is completely their own. Produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, The Maccabees, Turbowolf), Turbulence is out 9th October 2015 via So Recordings.

Current single ‘Meteor’ has already received incredible support from BBC Radio 1, XFM and BBC Radio 6Music – with the track winning Steve Lamacq’s Rebel Playlist, earning it a play on every daytime BBC Radio 6Music show for the next week.

Having recently performed at Hyde Park alongside Blur, and sharing stages with the likes of Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones and Band of Skulls, Broken Hands are out on the road this Autumn in support of their debut album.

Broken Hands Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

BROKEN HANDS PLAY THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE BIRMINGHAM ON FRI 30TH OCTOBER 2015. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE FROM 9AM ON FRI 17TH JULY.

Watch the video for ‘Meteor’ below:

Weekly Gig Roundup 17th-22nd September

September 17, 2013 in News

Autumn is now in full swing. Coats and jumpers have come out of the cupboard, and you’re toying with idea of putting the heating on. Or, if you’re anything like me, you stubbornly refusing to put the heating on, despite being very cold.

But all is not lost! This time of year can only mean one thing – the start of touring season. As we excitedly await an influx of bands from all corners of the globe, here’s a brief round-up of the wide range of shows we have coming up this week.

 

WEDNESDAY 18TH

If you’re looking for something a little different this week, seven-piece folk, country and blues outfit Carousel Circus play a free entry show at The Yardbird Jazz Club on Wednesday. Performing traditional melodies with a modern twist, Carousel Circus have previously played in the grand surrounds of Birmingham’s Symphony Hall so be sure to catch them in this unusually intimate setting. Completing the impressive local line up, support comes courtesy of Solihull’s Tori Lamb and Walsall’s Faye Bagley. For further information including links to the musician’s songs, take a look at the event page.

Listen to Carousel Circus below:

 

THURSDAY 19TH

On Thursday, indie-rock electronic five-piece The Ramona Flowers are live at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath with support from Leamington Spa’s Cowboy and the truly remarkable, The Bluebeat Arkestra. Make sure to get down to the venue nice and early to catch both of these support acts who illustrate the wide array of musical talent coming out of the West Midlands right now. For further information, and to purchase tickets (priced at £5 advance), head on over to the event page and make sure to RSVP to the Facebook Event, here.

Listen to The Ramona Flowers below:

 

FRIDAY 20TH

Then, on Friday, Cornwall’s folk-punk Crowns are live at The Rainbow. Having previously toured with the likes of Blink-182, Dropkick Murphys and The Pogues, they play in Birmingham as part of their UK September tour. Support comes courtesy of Birmingham’s very own Open to Fire who have drawn comparisons from Japandroids to The Gaslight Anthem. Opening the show will be the equally excellent Magpies & Vagabonds. Find out more about each of the bands over on the event page where you can also purchase your £5 tickets in advance.

Or, if intricate folk mixed with ambient electronica is more your cup of tea, then head down to The Victoria on John Bright Street where Malpas play a very special headline gig. With support from Forest Life who play their first ever show tonight, as well as fresh and funky five-piece Fat Kicks. Make sure you purchase those £5 tickets in advance over on the event page and RSVP to the Facebook Event, here.

Listen to Crowns below:

 

SATURDAY 21ST

On Saturday, Canterbury’s psych blues rock quartet, Broken Hands take to Birmingham’s Sunflower Lounge, hot on the heels of a busy festival season that included the likes of T in the Park, Dot to Dot and Live at Leeds. North London’s Storms and Birmingham rock act ANiMA provide support at what promises to be a very sweaty gig indeed. Find out more, and purchase advance tickets priced at £6, over on the event page.

Meanwhile, New Jersey’s The Front Bottoms are also live at The Institute in Digbeth supported by pop-punk singer songwriter Allison Weiss and emo pop outfit Panda Watch. For tickets and further info, head on over to the event page and don’t forget to RSVP to the Facebook Event.

Listen to The Front Bottoms below:

 

SUNDAY 22ND

Round off your week of live music with the Sunday Social which is at The Yardbird for the price of free every week. This Sunday, the combined jazz-funk talents of Martin Rowberry and David Clarke grace the stage along with the other talented musicians who form the Rowberry-Clarke Project. Support comes from the eloquent Brains for Breakfast and Demi Marriner. Find out more about all, here.

Broken Hands unveil new video for ‘Pulled Under’

September 6, 2013 in News

Treading the line between psychedelic and blues-rock are Canterbury’s hottest new quartet, Broken Hands.

Thick bass lines accompany contagious guitar hooks, forging a sound that grabs you forcibly by the pelvic region, keeping a firm grasp until the final note and leaving you gasping for more. The roots of R&B run strong in the Kent rockers, but dare to call what they do ‘classic’ rock and they’ll scoff politely: these are contemporary songs, culled from countless sessions in their basement rehearsal space.

Broken Hands began cutting their teeth at self-organised shows in Canterbury before recording debut single ‘Brother’ – produced and released by Edwyn Collins. This prompted successful UK and European tours with Band of Skulls,Deaf Club and Kill It Kid respectively.

Kicking off 2013 playing alongside Palma Violets, the band are about to embark on a headline September tour that includes Birmingham’s Sunflower Lounge on Sat 21st September. To celebrate the four-piece have revealed a brand new video for ‘Pulled Under’, a track taken from their latest EP Down By The Current, available on CD or download here.

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BROKEN HANDS PLAY THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE BIRMINGHAM ON SAT 21ST SEPTEMBER 2013, WITH SUPPORT FROM STORMS AND ANIMA. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Watch the new video for ‘Pulled Under’ below:

Introducing: Broken Hands & Storms

May 30, 2013 in News

Treading the line between psychedelic and blues-rock are Canterbury’s hottest new quartet, Broken Hands.

Thick bass lines accompany contagious guitar hooks, forging a sound that grabs you forcibly by the pelvic region, keeping a firm grasp until the final note and leaving you gasping for more. The roots of R&B run strong in the Kent rockers, but dare to call what they do ‘classic’ rock and they’ll scoff politely: these are contemporary songs, culled from countless sessions in their basement rehearsal space.

Broken Hands began cutting their teeth at self-organised shows in Canterbury before recording debut single ‘Brother’ – produced and released by Edwyn Collins. This prompted successful UK and European tours with Band of Skulls, Deaf Club and Kill It Kid respectively.

A productive summer in 2012 saw the band release 7” ‘If You Need To Lie’ and play sell-out headline shows both at home and in London before making a number of festival appearances including T In The Park, Rockness, Dot-to-Dot and Live at Leeds.

Kicking off 2013 playing alongside Palma Violets, the band are now in the studio working on new material ahead of their September headline tour.

Broken Hands Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Storms are a new four piece band based in North London whose recent run of debut shows in venues around the capital have caused quite a stir, and already begun to build them a word of mouth fan-base.

“Born from a love of great 90s guitar music, razor-sharp London 4-piece STORMS boast uplifting harmonies to match fellow revivalists Peace and throaty Peter Hayes (BRMC)-style lead vocals.” - This Feeling

Storms Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

BROKEN HANDS & STORMS PLAY THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE BIRMINGHAM ON SAT 21ST SEPTEMBER 2013. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Check out videos for both bands below: