Birmingham’s Broadcast signal a refreshing move away from the normal indie cliches here with their impressive first proper album. Their sound encompasses many different bases but their closest musical cousins would be the doleful singing perfected by Stereolab with background noise performed by soundtrack composers such as Bernard Hermann or John Barry. It’s a riveting experience throughout and disturbs and entices in equal measure.
“Echo’s Answer” and “Come On Let’s Go” project an air of understated menace and glacial beauty and are all the more fascinating for sounding as if they could have been made 35 years ago but no one bothered thinking of making this kind of music at this time. Despite the undeniable lack of variety on this recording there’s enough quality on offer here to signal a bright future for the band.
Review appears courtesy of Leonard’s Lair. Written by Jonathan Leonard.