Reviews

Australian Artist Fractures Makes Haunting Debut

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Reviewed by – Adrienne Beckham Turn off the lights, lock your door, put away your phone. When watching the hauntingly moving music video for Australian electronic artist Fractures’s latest song, “It’s Alright” you will do nothing but watch, listen and fall deep into the world the man behind this project, Mark Zito, has created in this far too brief four ... Read More »

A night at the Roundhouse with Charlie Simpson

Charlie Simpson

The world of music relies on the fusion of influences to create something fresh. What better way to get that then by starting a career in a pop rock band before fronting an alternative rock band that draws on metal, progressive and hardcore influences and eventually stepping out as a solo act with noticeable folk roots. Charlie Simpson’s sound can ... Read More »

Dreaming Life Away with Vance Joy

Vance Joy

Fall may be slowly creeping in for the US, but it has shown up loud and proud here in London. Sweaters, coats, scarves and boots line the streets and warm drinks are held in hands. Though the weather may have taken a turn for the cold outside, warmth was still present inside the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. From lights that ... Read More »

FINCH “Back To Oblivion”: An Album Review

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Finch are back after nine years with their brand new full-length record, Back To Oblivion. I remember first listening to them back in 2001 when they released their hit single “Letters To You” off What It Is To Burn, thinking this is a band I could really get into. That album, for the most part, was pretty firmly wedged in ... Read More »

An Evening with Liam Finn

Liam Finn

Four concerts, each a different feel. Maybe that’s how the weekly residency for Liam Finn at London’s The Lexington has been. He has played a show each of the last four Mondays in September, and after only attending one, I can tell that each was unique. What makes music so special is that even if the setlist were to remain ... Read More »

Gavin DeGraw sets London on Fire

Gavin DeGraw

I’m not sure what exactly it is, but I’ve been a fan of Gavin DeGraw probably since I started to pick out the music I listened to. Maybe it’s the lyrics that can fit any time or mood or maybe it’s the live show that is always – simply put – so real, but he is one of those artists ... Read More »

Neon Trees Provide a Lesson in Pop Psychology

Neon Trees

If you haven’t heard of the O2 in London, then chances are you have been living under a rock. Think Madison Square Garden, but better. Unfortunately, I didn’t see a show there just yet, but they have a series of smaller venues, the O2 Academy, and I happened to find myself at the Islington location on Monday night. Read More »

Magic Moments with James Bay

James Bay

New beginnings. It has been the theme of the last week during a transition from Philadelphia to London. While abroad, Broken Records is excited to introduce a new section, London Lens, that will feature interviews and concert reviews from venues around London! Read More »

Hunter Hayes Lights Up Allentown

Hunter Hayes

Emotion and vulnerability are things that many musicians can tap into while recording, but it takes a lot to completely leave your heart on the stage while performing. Ever since I first heard about Hunter Hayes in December of 2011, I have watched him not only grow as a performer but also consistently be the person you could count on ... Read More »