Boomkat Product Review:
The Broken Family Band make country music, and they're from Cambridge. Now I've been to Cambridge recently and really, it didn't seem very much like Nashville. Cobbled streets, quaint folk wandering the place, a big university, rowing teams, it's not really what I'd associate with country music. Still, The Broken Family Band don't seem to care, they've gone ahead and done it anyway and they're happy to keep you rockin' until the early morn like Calexico by way of Smog. This isn't the country that just relies on lap-steel and a couple of teary stories about your mother-in-law, this is down by the fire rock-outs which would work just as well on a festival stage as in the middle of nowhere with only your trailer for company. Apparently the UK is making waves in the world of alt-country at the moment, and with bands like the Broken Family Band in tow I can see why, these guys can give the Americans a run for their money... It's just a pity about that name - I'm almost certain they're not talking about the beautiful game.