The Broken Family Band to release their seventh album
The Broken Family Band are to release their seventh album, Please And Thank You on Monday 20th April with a release of the first single off the album, Salivating on 6th April. The full press release follows...
THE BROKEN FAMILY BAND
Announce new single and album
Plus JD Set Gig on 6th March
The Broken Family Band has announced it will be releasing its seventh album, Please And Thank You (COOKCD491) on Monday 20th April, which will be preceded by a single Salivating (FRYCD385) on Monday 6th April.
Mixed by veteran producer George Shilling, Please and Thank You is, according to singer and lyricist Steve Adams, an album loosely centred around the uncontroversial yet indeterminate idea of “being nice to people”. From its stomping opener ‘Please Yourself’, a sceptical look at hipsters (with ‘cocaine in your moustache’) offended by his cheap guitar with nods, lyrically and musically (and not accidentally) to Elvis Costello’s classic masturbation anthem ‘Pump It Up’, to its conclusion, a gentle ode to burying the hatchet, country-tinged ‘Old Wounds’ (the only trace of their folksy origins), it covers a lot of ground. The gentle ‘Mimi’ is about a beautiful girl who worked in an 'adult' shop, according to its writer, while the drably titled ‘St Albans’, effectively a short story about a man who went to the wrong place to have sex with an Eastern European girl set to an ominous melody, started out as the more exotic ‘St Petersburg’, a title that was deemed to be “unrealistic”. ‘Borrowed Time’, with its anachronistic plea to “keep on choogling, even when we’re tired”, neatly captures the band’s split personality while ‘Cinema Vs House’, a witty dissection of the eternal dating seesaw, starts sweetly and ends up as a rock juggernaut. Eight years in, The Broken Family Band have gradually shed the accordionists, the cute girl singers, the banjo players, even the American drawl, and reduced themselves to the unchanged core of Adams, bassist Gavin Johnson, guitarist Jay Williams and drummer Micky Roman. And they’ve made their best album so far.
Available on CD and as a digital download, the full track listing is as follows :
1. Please Yourself 7. Mimi
2. Salivating 8. Don’t Bury Us
3. St. Albans 9. Stay Friendly
4. You Did A Bad Thing 10. Son Of The Man
5. Cinema vs House 11. The Girls In This Town
6. Borrowed Time 12. Old Wounds
In the meantime, the band will be doing a JD Set gig on Friday 6th March at ABC2 in Glasgow. Tickets cost £8.00 (subject to booking fee) and are available from Ticketmaster
THE BROKEN FAMILY BAND is … Steve Adams (vocals/guitar) / Gavin Johnson (bass) / Jay Williams (guitar) / Micky Roman (drums)