Broken Hands have just digitally released their new EP Down By The Current.
Lead singer Dale Norton says that the release is inspired by the band’s experiences during last summer’s festival season: ‘plagued by torrential rain, I waded through T-in the Park’s Scottish mud and stopped at the live arena to witness hundreds of mini-events unfold. Couples tearing each other apart whilst flocks of drug-infused followers droned on. Groups of new-found friends danced without a care for time, or the knowledge that their tent had also been engulfed by the torrent. All this was being fuelled by the music – the songs on this EP are anchored to these and our own experiences. Those people were in the moment and we want our music to be there when it happens again’.
Taken from the EP, their new track ‘Alarms’ is a great example of the group’s confident psych-rock compositions. It’s a dark and moody number, reminiscent of Pixies, packed with vast amounts of sexy, swaggering bass and attitude. ‘Alarms’ is currently featured on the new Burberry Spark sunglasses campaign.
Broken Hands are also preparing to hit the road over the summer months with a number of gigs ranging from low-profile free gigs to an impressive turn supporting The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park.
May 15 London, Old Blue Last (free show)
June 21 Tooting, Tram & Social (The Remedy – John Kennedy XFM) *w/Exit Calm
July 6 London, Hyde Park BST Festival *w/The Rolling Stones/Vaccines/Palma Violets
July 7 Liverpool, X&Y Festival *w/Dog Is Dead/Friends
July 27 Kent, Lounge on the Farm Festival *w/Seasick Steve/Jessie Ware/Tribes
Down By The Current is available now from iTunes.