Broken Links release their new video What Are You Waiting For
"...brooding, epic indie rock" - Mintsouth
"A work of quality stadium rock" - All Gigs
"...a heady and impressive fusion of electronica and industrial music backed with huge anthemic vocals..." - Loud Horizon
"Wearing their 80s influences proudly, powerful industrial pop techno rock somewhere between Ultravox / OMD and Muse." - Get Ready To Rock
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, the three piece is made up of Mark Lawrence on vocals and guitar, Lewis Betteridge on bass and Phil Boulter on drums. Heavily influenced by the 80’s, they count Joy Division, Gary Numan, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, The Cooper Temple Clause and'Holy Bible' era Manic Street Preachers amongst their influences.
“The band combine the energy and infectious nature of their songs with dirty sounding bass lines which give a dark undertone to their music…A great listen”
– Digital Gig
“…the monstrous riffing, thunderous bass and clattering drums all collide to produce a rhythmic, pulsating sound-clash that gets my pulse racing…These guys sound immense” - Mintsouth live review
“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, 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!!’
Broken Links formed in 2008, and spent much of the year honing in on their sound and self-recording their first EP. Their debut was written without amps, using pods and floor pedals for vocal effects, and was recorded from start to finish in Mark’s bedroom, capturing Broken Links angst ridden and downright dirty live sound perfectly.
"The sort of rock music that sets the pulse racing as your heart pounds against your ribcage." - Floatation Suite
“…a great rock record” – The Mag
“The bass clanks, spanks, fuzzes and sparks before dragging a tattered cloud of gorgeous rock debris in it’s wake and that’s the opener, “Within Isolation” – Unpeeled
“Pulsating, ominous layers of ambience and ear rending walls of guitar…A mature and darkly hewn work” – Rockpulse
2009 saw Broken Links perform over 40 live shows, including an appearance at Eastleigh Music Festival. The band have supported established acts British Sea Power, The Boxer Rebellion, My Vitriol, Official Secrets Act, Fighting with Wire, The Cinematics, Scarlet Soho, and Flamboyant Bella, 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), Powers (Kilburn), Boston Music Rooms (Tufnell Park), The Joiners (Southampton), Hectors House (Brighton), iBar (Bournemouth), The Railway Inn (Winchester), and Lennons (Southampton), with full intention of leaving watchers mesmerised by the wall of sound they create. A sound certainly not expected of a three piece. Broken Links are soon to take their sound across Europe, with a German tour now confirmed. A third EP is also in the pipeline.