To mark the release of their second album, Let Me Come Home, Broken Records have recorded five songs for the latest installment in the 4AD Sessions series.
In keeping with the stately qualities of the band's music, the session was filmed in a now derelict ornate chapel just off the Old Kent Road, built as part of the Victuallers' Asylum founded in 1827. Originally intended to house all those working in the brewing and innkeeping trade, the building has long standing royal associations, a fact reflected in the unabashed grandiosity of the five song performance.
Amidst stained-glass memorial windows and regal marble tablets, Broken Records run through stirring renditions of several album tracks, including first single 'A Darkness Rises Up', while on 'Home', brothers Jamie and Rory Sutherland deliver a stripped down performance that further highlights the emotional gravitas at the band's core.
Already available across Europe, Broken Records' second record is released in the U.S. on 11th January, with the band also playing a number of live dates beginning in February. Full details of the shows are listed here.
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Released: 16th May 2011
For more on Broken Records head to the 4AD page.
The 4AD Sessions are an ongoing series of video recordings with various acts from the label's roster. Following on from the Deerhunter session at the Studio Plateaux on Platts Eyott island in 2008, the recordings will see 4AD artists performing back-catalogue covers and alternative versions of their own material.