Formed in Coventry in 2009, This Broadcast might be a band young in years, but one listen to their latest single ‘Suddenly’ reveals a band wiser than many who have been toiling on the indie scene for many prior. Vocalist and guitarist Andrew Hall, guitarist Danny Evans, bassist Andy Lowe and drummer Tom Pegg, came together on a crest of great inspiration, writing songs and playing gigs straight away, securing support gigs with the likes of Detroit Social Club, Vortex, Twisted Wheel, and Sunshine Underground. Having made a lasting impression with both their live show and their debut single, “The Streets Are Made”, they were asked to play the Live Nation showcase 02 Carling Academy, Islington which resulted in 3 songs signed to Sony/ATV publishing.
Their debut EP was recorded with Mike Beaver (Coldplay, Shed Seven, The Music) where the band made the most of this opportunity and immersed themselves in the studio. Having been likened to The Stone Roses, Verve and Doves – whose album ‘The Last Broadcast’ inspired their name – they meticulously craft a dense atmosphere, sounding melancholy without being miserable, yet breezy without being air headed, and radio friendly with an edge that sets them apart from their oft wishy-washy contemporaries.
The band is currently in pre-production, writing and demoing for their upcoming full-length debut. You can expect an even more sophisticated sound, with their guitar roots being expanded by the addition of samplers, keys and loops. With fellow Midlanders Peace recently being snapped up by the majors at Columbia, the indie world’s gaze is focused on the UK and This Broadcast are already some of the first on their radar.
‘Suddenly’ will be released July 9th 2012.