The Broken Islands /  Vancouver indie new-shoegaze
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The Broken Islands

indie new-shoegaze
Vancouver

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Aggressive synths, multiple guitars, acoustic/electronic drums and vocals that will sweep you away.

Latest Win

Very Early Candidate for Album of the Year — 02/21/2018

"Truly, you feel as a listener you've been through the wars experiencing this album. You may emerge battered and bruised but it's a small price to pay for such sonic wonder."

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No One Left to Kill...

No One Left to Kill

© 2017 Published by Very Near Future Publishing. SOCAN, ASCAP All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. All songs writ...

The Broken Islands - Crown...

The Broken Islands - Crown

© 2017 Published by Very Near Future Publishing. SOCAN, ASCAP All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. All songs writ...

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The Broken Islands /  Vancouver indie new-shoegaze

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
dangerous soundscapes.

Bass, synthesizers

William MacDonald

Guitars, synthesizers

Rachelle Boily

Vocals, percussion

Kurtis Sheldan

Guitars

Rachel Ashmore

Piano, synthesizers, vocals

Mitchell Williams

Drums, percussion
Feb 21, 2018

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Very Early Candidate for Album of the Year

"Truly, you feel as a listener you've been through the wars experiencing this album. You may emerge battered and bruised but it's a small price to pay for such sonic wonder."

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Feb 01, 2018

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The Broken Islands are very much worth treasuring.

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Jan 05, 2018

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The Broken Islands Instigate Wars
The Broken Islands Instigate Wars

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Dec 18, 2017

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The Broken Islands are fighting with
The Broken Islands are fighting with "Wars"

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Dec 15, 2017

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"Wars is a staggeringly accomplished album" - Jammerzine

Chicago's Jammerzine gave WARS a listen....

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Nov 18, 2017

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Sold out Album Release show
Sold out Album Release show

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!

Nov 10, 2017

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Beatroute magazine review
Beatroute magazine review

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

Sep 01, 2017

affiliation

Dave Rave Ogilvie
Dave Rave Ogilvie

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.

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Stephen Cameron

band contact
6046187621 6046187621

1744 Venables St
Vancouver, BC V5L 2H4

Date Title Location Type Info
Nov 18, 2017 Album Release Vancouver, BC Performance  
Mar 23, 2018 (not at the) Juno's Vancouver, British Columbia Performance  
There are no upcoming events scheduled.