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Vancouver’s the Broken Islands, gather baskets bursting with post rock neuroses, and
unabashedly hoist them up by smothering them with glossy pop elements; A tie-dye baptism,
cleansing our anxieties with colourful melodies and understanding, therapeutic lyrics. At the
core, their songs are gritty, but with a fusing of crunchy guitars, deep bass grooves, trip hop
beats and pure punk rock emotion, the Broken Islands create a kaleidoscope of calming and
Chicago's Jammerzine gave WARS a listen....
On Saturday Nov 18, The Broken Islands played a sold out, over capacity album release show in Vancouver. It was a smashing success and more dates to come!
The October issue of Beatroute Magazine reviewed The Broken Islands album Wars: “As the world rapidly deteriorates, and conflict seemingly becomes commonplace in our everyday lives, Wars, the debut album by Vancouver’s The Broken Islands, couldn’t be more aptly titled. The conflict that resides in this album is internal, emotionally assessing pains of the heart, often taken for granted in the pursuit of the common good. Singer Rachelle Boily unabashedly exposes her wounds on tracks like “Crown” and “El Dorado” while post punk rhythms fuse harmoniously with glittery pop elements, colourfully aiding us through the healing process. Calming soundscapes pave the way for a kaleidoscope of rich instrumentation on tracks like “Till I Sleep” without over saturating the songs and allowing us time to breathe and reflect. Wars is as luminous as it is melancholic; a therapeutic journey that explores love and loss , with the goal of hopefully attaining some kind of inner peace. That’s what we want isn’t it?” Beatroute Magazine
The Broken Islands debut album "WARS" was released in 2017 and was recorded and mixed by Dave "Rave" Ogilvie (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Skinny Puppy) giving it an appropriate edge and quality for a very unique sound.