Following the success of their HAZE single and accompanying UK tour with Kit Trigg and Goldsands in September last year, and the follow up single CLING and accompanying dates in December, Leeds
based trio BROODERS unleashed their debut, self-titled mini album in February of this year to intense acclaim.
The album showcased a sound that resonates with the gritty backdrop of the ever-thriving Leeds underground scene, and the six tracks proved to be fine examples of their art. Recorded at Greenmount
Studios in Leeds, where the likes of The Cribs, Piskie Sits, Beans On Toast, The Vaccines, Pulled Apart By Horses, Allusondrugs and Forward Russia have all previously recorded, the mini album loosely
documented one year of brooding, one which can almost be listened to as a diary of the events and experiences, both emotional and literal, and often unpalatable, that the band, as indeed all of us,
encountered over the past twelve months.
The result is one of visceral power; the amazing thing being that such visceral power has been created by a three-piece. Through the inherent fury of THRILL KILLER to the initially more sedate
CLING which gradually erupts with abandon; to the clear evidence within SAY YOUR PRAYERS that the singer can sing as well as scream with the ferocity of a blowtorch; to the staggering power of HAZE,
the song that initially generated such attention; the rhythmic and powerful BLUE EYED PRINCE, their best example of quiet and loud, melody and noise, lulling us into an ill-advised sense of safety;
and, finally, the epic MELANCHOLY which, startlingly, almost trumps everything that’s gone before.
And the truly astonishing thing is that they somehow replicate this, and more, when playing live. It really does beggar belief.
Having gigged almost constantly for two years, sharing stages with the likes of God Damn, Fizzy Blood, Hands Off Gretel and Allusondrugs, and perfecting their often truly venomous sound, BROODERS
take a fresh approach to the ‘90s traditions of angry, emotive grunge, updating it with monumental melodies, spine tingling hooks and breakdowns.
BROODERS are again taking their breathtaking sound on the road, this time on a co-headline tour with Bradford’s astonishing GLASS MOUNTAIN during June. Full dates as follows:
Sat 10 MANCHESTER
* Factory 251
Mon 12 LONDON *
Old Blue Last
Wed 14 BIRMINGHAM * Cuban
Fri 16 NOTTINGHAM
* Chameleon Arts Café
Sat 17 BARNSLEY
Live in Barnsley Festival
Sat 17 LEEDS *
Brudenell Social Club
Thu 22 YORK
Tue 27 YORK *
* With GLASS MOUNTAIN