Broken Hands have announced their debut album ‘Turbulence’ will be released 9th October via So Recordings.
A truly ambitious and bold statement of intent,’ Turbulence’ has by no means come easily to the psychedelic journeymen, whose approach to their craft is almost unrecognisable to how it was in the very early days.
Canterbury’s Broken Hands formed half a decade ago while teenagers and quickly gained notoriety with their unmissable live performances and acid-tinged, riff heavy rock and by 2014, Broken Hands had achieved more than most bands ever will. Despite sharing stages with heroes including Black Sabbath and The Rolling Stones, amassing a loyal fan base and playing shows across the globe, it wasn’t enough and singer Dale Norton felt uncertain of the direction of the band and the music they were making.
But then: an epiphany – in Gatwick airport of all places. I was hearing the jet engines soaring into the sky from Gatwick’s runways,” says singer Norton. “They sounded just like fuzzed-out guitar feedback and festival sound drums crashing. Then came more images: planes taking off and people coming up. Turbulence and Paranoia. Engines charging and pupils dilating…”
The boundless excitement and possibility in travel, flight and exploration gave Dale a new focus and drive to create something truly unique, inspired and limitless. ‘Turbulence’ was born.
Broken Hands have also unveiled the video to ‘Meteor’.
Turbulence is available for pre-order from the bands’ webstore: http://brokenhands.tmstor.es/