Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Broken Records are a six-piece indie folk band from Edinburgh, Scotland, which formed in December 2006. The funny part is that most kids listening to this band probably don't know what a record even is ... but, I digress.

Their song, A Darkness Rises Up has a good bass-line, and guitar riff, not unlike many of the other newer alternative/indie rock songs out there. Broken Records goes a bit further however, incorporating other instruments that many of the current rock/alt/indie acts seem to be forgetting about - a a powerful violin sound, mixed in with an actual piano.

The voice is folky sounding, but works well against the backdrop of the music. A powerful-sounding song with an apparent meaning behind it (especially, if you combine it with the video) - looking at days gone by, and concern for the future.

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