Broken Lines is a three-piece who harbour as much piss and vinegar as they do snarling spirit, their sound is impossible to pigeon-hole, let alone cage. Fusing together elements from many genres to form a triumvirate of uncompromising alternative rock.
"What a great song!
All sorts of things going on there, it reminded me of classic German Krautrock courtesy of Neu!, a bit of New Order filtering the Velvet Underground and most of all, the crazed, New York, avant-garde, rockabilly of the late Alan Vega (aka Suicide)
That's what's good about it, music has a wonderful emotional impact on you, each of us feels it differently, but we all feel something."
"These boys are smokin'..... We had a Saturday night with the amazing Broken Lines in The Cellar, Cardigan. I've watched the band develop over the last couple of years, and I love what they have become. We appreciate great quality original music here.... especially if it rocks; and that is what we got: thick punky riffs and strong emphatic down strokes, driving drums melded and weaving with heavy bass..... I'm not sure what their influences are, but I can hear a flavour of the early 80's New Wave scene, with perhaps a later Indy Rock influence too: some fast paced chord progressions and a slightly less urgent lyrical delivery. It is difficult to get that singing at one pace and doubling up with a fast downward stroke on the strings method, but David nails it. There were elements of the heavier side of sixties Psychedelia too (enter: the drummer), and perhaps I picked up a little sense of The Doors and The Kinks in there.... maybe a bit of early Zep... nice to see a bass man, with a bit of animation, filling in the gaps with boom: powerful interplay between these two.... anyways: we danced and they delivered.... awesome originals from this fabulous power trio: if you get a chance, go and see them.... bangin'..... Steve, The Cellar, Cardigan."
"Huge thanks to Broken Lines for their set at the Parrot. Delivering their unique cocktail of punk-psychedelia: punkedelia ... or psych-punk ... whatever catches on. They pin you down with driving bass lines and rip the top of your head off with wailing vocal lines. ... and it's difficult to not lose your mind when they break down into their full on psychadelic mode. Can't wait for them to come back!"
Latest single: Out of Control
Fantastic review of Out of Control from BB Skone - Pure West Radio
A song for our times.
Absolutely classic Broken Lines.
I really love their stuff.
Fabulous bass driven rocker with some glorious lyrics.
Take no prisoners, eh?
So excited to get our first radio exposure in Berlin!Listen below and follow / like Ulf on Mixcloud
Check out our current album Liberation.
CD's are also available through BandCamp and include an insert booklet with lyrics and photos, it's gorgeous!
There have been fewer times where we need liberation more than today. Get up, do something, be heard! We love it and hope you do too! Jack, David & Mark x
SoundBoard Album Review - Liberation
Broken-Lines is Jack Jackson, Mark Briscoe and David Wellan and together they've recorded an album that stands out from the generic, mediocre trash that gets labelled as rock these days.
Liberation is ten original tracks and has it's roots in the much maligned pysch-prog mould but with enough modern touches and punk influences to lift it from that magnificent subgenre and off into the stratosphere of legendary Welsh rock.
These guys are taking no prisoners on this one and rightly so, you're either along for the ride or you can get off the fuckin' bus.
Broken Lines have been a part of the Pembrokeshire music scene for some time and along with Sendelica, are making waves that are far reaching, so sit up and take notice because these guys are here to stay. Get your copy now. MK
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