Broken Records Announce New Album “Let Me Come Home”

August 17, 2010 by  

Scotland’s Broken Records have today announced details of their new album Let Me Come Home, which will be released on October 25th, 2010.

The follow-up to 2009’s debut Until The Earth Begins To Part, Let Me Come Home is said to of “started out as a series of sketches and song fragments in frontman Jamie Sutherland’s kitchen, later taking form in demo sessions at an old distillery grain store in the Highlands.”

The album was recorded and produced by Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Delgados, Belle & Sebastian) at his COD Studio in Glasgow with artwork conceived by Vaughan Oliver.

Speaking about the inspiration behind their second album, Jamie Sutherland says: “An idea started to form about the direction of the new record based on several films and albums that I became gradually obsessed with at that time. Watching the widescreen emptiness of films Badlands, Rumble Fish and East of Eden, as well as records such as Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, Nick Cave’s Murder Ballads, Calexico’s Feast of Wire and REM’s early back catalogue all became a strong influence on the direction of the new songs. It was also during this time that the lyrical theme of the record started to take shape, thinking about what was going on around me in the form of fears and concerns over making relationships work, and a need for security.”

The new album also sees a change in line-up for Broken Records as Craig Ross joins the band on bass guitar. Ross stood in on recent shows opening for The National and will replace the departing Gill (Dave Fothergill) who is leaving for pastures new, along with Arne Kolb who returns to Germany. Gill and Arne will be playing their last show with the band at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on 28th August.

The six-piece will be previewing songs from Let Me Come Home at the following shows:

Saturday 28th August – Edge Festival @ Liquid Room, Edinburgh
Thursday 23rd September – Arthur’s Day, Dublin (venue TBC)
Tuesday 28th September – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London