Broken Records
»Slow Parade«
Haldern Pop Festival 2009

Broken Records are a seven-piece indie folk band from Edinburgh, Scotland, which formed in December 2006. The band are signed to 4AD and released their debut album, Until the Earth Begins to Part, on 1 June 2009.

The band was originally a three-piece comprising Jamie Sutherland, brother Rory Sutherland (violin, guitar and accordion), and Ian Turnbull (guitar, piano and accordion). After a few performances they added Arne Kolb (cello), Dave Smith (piano, trumpet), Andrew Keeney (drums), and David Fothergill (bass). Broken Records played 60 gigs in 2007 and recorded a session for BBC Radio 1 at the Maida Vale studios. They played a well-received set at T in the Park's T Break stage in 2007 and went on to play two sets at the 2008 Connect Festival, including a well-attended headlining set at the Your Sound bandstand.
Broken Records released three singles on three different record labels throughout 2008: "If the News Makes You Sad, Don't Watch It" on Young Turks in April, "Slow Parade" on Label Fandango in August, and "Lies" on Distiller Records in November.

Tipped for big things by publications such as The Skinny, NME and Q, the band signed a deal with the independent record label 4AD, with whom they released their debut album Until the Earth Begins to Part on 1 June 2009. The album has been described by frontman Jamie Sutherland as "based around all the shit things men do."
Broken Records will release a digital EP, entitled Out on the Water, on 2 November 2009. The release contains songs recorded before Until the Earth Begins to Part. The band recently covered The Beatles' song "Oh! Darling" for Mojo Magazine's Abbey Road Now!, a free cover-mounted CD given away with the October 2009 issue of the magazine.

Use of the violin, cello, and accordion gives them a distinctly Scottish edge and their faster numbers have been known to provoke ceilidh dancing at gigs. The NME branded them the Scottish Arcade Fire, although this is an accolade previously bestowed on My Latest Novel. The band, who swap instruments when performing live, have received numerous comparisons to Arcade Fire, and have also been compared to The Verve and The Levellers. They were described by NME in 2008 as "one of the country's most exciting new bands.

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This song was recorded live
at the Mirror Tent
at Haldern Pop Festival 2009

Filmed by SpringerParker and the Haldern Pop Televisions team

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Sound mix:
Modo Bierkamp

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