FROM THE KAREL MUSIC EXPO IN CAGLIARI, ITALIA
Diving into the lyrical and musical depths of free association, taking you on an emotional rollercoaster of despair to complete arousal. Influenced by the under-currents of post-punk, and then boxing it up into an old stone box made of pure hard industrial pop space rock and sin. A band you simply cannot ignore. An alternative act from Eastleigh, Southampton, UK, the three piece is made up of Mark Lawrence on vocals and guitar, Lewis Betteridge on bass and Phil Boulter on drums. They are heavily influenced by 80's music and artists such like Joy Division, Gary Numan, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, The Cooper Temple Clause, Manic Street Preachers, The Chameleons, Massive Attack, and Bush.
"The Fine Line Between Choice / Decay", follows up the release of Broken Links debut EP "Resisting Movement and the Almost Advisory", released in January this year. Mintsouth recently said of Broken Links "Unsigned bands shouldn't be this professional." They may have only been together for a year and a half, but their development as a band is clear, and their second EP is testament to how they have matured in this time. Broken Links' Mark Lawrence describes 'We wanted to go a bit wild with the 2nd EP, and we've done exactly what we wanted to do musically, it's a 41 minute ride to the dark side!!'
Since 2009 Broken Links have performed over 60 live shows, including appearances at the Eastleigh and Alresford Music Festivals, and have taken their sound to Germany on tour in April 2010. In 2009 they were crowned winners of "We Ignite Records" Battle of the Bands. The band have supported established acts British Sea Power, The Boxer Rebellion, InMe, My Vitriol, Official Secrets Act, Fighting with Wire, The Cinematics, Scarlet Soho, Kid Adrift, and The Molotovs, picking up some die-hard fans along the way. They have taken their live show to well established venues such as The Purple Turtle (Camden), Silber (Hamburg), Boston Music Rooms (Tufnell Park), Ryde Theatre (IOW), The Joiners (Southampton), Hectors House (Brighton), Cafe Nova (Essen), and Subway To Peter (Chemnitz), with full intention of leaving watchers mesmerised by the wall of sound they create. A sound certainly not expected of a three piece. A third EP is scheduled for release in December 2010, and they will be heading out to Germany again for a series of gigs in October 2010. http://www.brokenlinksmusic.co.ukhttp://www.myspace.com/brokenlinksmusichttp://twitter.com/broken_linkshttp://www.last.fm/music/Broken+Linkshttp://music.nme.com/broken_links/http://www.reverbnation.com/brokenlinksm..
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