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Live: BROKEN HANDS // Boston Music Room, London

Returning with brand new music, Canterbury’s rock quintet Broken Hands head out on a UK headline tour.

Taking to the stage at London’s Boston Music Room, Broken Hands proved that their highly-anticipated return was truly worth the wait.

Following the release of their two new songs, Split In Two & Friends House, and signing to Atlantic Records, the band hit the road to test their new material in a live setting. Creatively recharged and as hard-hitting as ever, they delivered a thrilling and balanced performance giving us a glimpse into what we can expect from their sophomore effort.

Incorporating the raw essence of their early material into the new soundscapes, there was a tinge of nostalgia to the set which oscillated between the band’s signature dark groovy tones and bluesy rock ‘n’ roll grittiness. Whilst new tracks encapsulated their blend of palpable rhythmics and piercing passion, the songs taken from their critically acclaimed debut album, Turbulence (2015), set the hearts racing, accelerating the already fast-paced dynamics. Bathed in red and green lights, the band’s new visual aesthetics made quite a pairing with the electrifying sounds that were dripping out of the speakers.

With a broad potential and clearly determined attitude, Broken Hands manifest a sharp concept of their music, showing us they are ready to reclaim their high status on alternative rock scene. As this marks a new chapter for the band, we can’t wait to see what future holds for them.

Photos: Kasia Osowiecka