It only took one night for the tides to turn for The Broken Islands. Hailing from the remote island of Vancouver meant it was only a matter of time before they’d worn out their local circuit. In search of new ears, the band sequestered away for twelve months to write an album that would take their music overseas. On return from the writing retreat, they set up a high-production event in one of their local venues. It was a smash. The venue had pre-sold more tickets than any local band had, and by 9pm on the evening, the gig was over-capacity. If this wasn’t a sign that The Broken Islands were destined for bigger things than Vancouver could off, it was the two phone calls they received the next day from A-list producers wanting to work with them. The band enlisted the services of Dave ‘Rave’ Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails) and were whisked into the studio. Within four weeks, the album they had spent a year writing was recorded. Within four months, the full-length record ‘Wars’ was released to the world. To no-one’s surprise, TBI’s work-ethic and gargantuan ambition has paid off with this luminous presentation of love and loss.
Watch The Broken Islands video for ‘No One Left to Kill’.
Listen to ‘Wars’.