It's hard to put my finger on how to describe the music of BROADS. There are times where they have this indie movie vibe, as if they're crafting the soundtrack to a well-knit family experiencing a deep crisis. And yet, the ambience that comes off of it is breathtaking, like a destroyed world is being recreated with the care of a stop-motion animator. Their latest album Ollust, which has them teaming up with the narrative songstress Milly Hirst, is due to be released on March 6th, and it aims to transform your surroundings into a serene peaceful escape. To slowly bring you into this calming retreat, BROADS is piecing together a very special Shameless Tuesdays playlist.
Here's what BROADS has to say about this week's playlist:
Our new album "Ollust" is centered around the idea of place, so I thought it would be fitting to look at how other artists have handled this theme. I've picked out a bunch of tracks with place names as titles by bands and artists that have helped to mould the Broads sound to a greater or lesser degree. I've only been to a few of the places referenced, so listening back through the playlist is a bit like going on a 90-minute tour of the world... maybe I should have sequenced them in longitudinal order or something.
Two of the Broads tracks here are about Norfolk locations close to my heart - 'Happisburgh' is a beautiful place that is slowly crumbling into the sea, and Red Pits is an obscure bit of rural norfolk that I love cycling though... basically a crossroads where all four roads have the same name (in typical 'do different' style). The other track is 'The Lecht', and is supposed to reflect another bike ride - this time up and down the mountain road of the same name in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland.
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