Melbourne queens of indie-noir Kelly Day and Jane Hendry are Broads.
Drawing from an era of highly performative crooners, Broads nevertheless deliver a uniquely authentic show. Haunting, narcotic and deceptively sweet, their songs are laced with acerbic criticism of the culture from which they stem.
Broads released their sophomore album 'Stay Connected' in August 2019. ‘Stay Connected’ is made up of eleven songs that are layered with dreamy textures, synths, slide and saxophones. Lead singles “Velvet Paradise” and “Mirror” boast nostalgic-pop moments, while single “I Fed The Horse” and album track “Bones” offer a darker, more contemplative experience. Overall it is a thought-provoking record that tells tales from a range of perspectives, from intimate and personal recollections to broader musings, but all poking at the same thing - connection.
"Broads are masterful songwriters and performers. Their new LP is one to follow to the ends
of the earth, each step with a grin of expectation. Songs of depth, mystery and mastery." - Tim Rogers (You Am I, Draught Dodgers, Double J)
Their debut album ‘Vacancy’ was described by theMusic as ‘a mellifluous collection of songs utterly drenched in enticing melodies and harmonies... a simply gorgeous, often haunting, always sublime inaugural full-length outing’. It was feature album on both TripleRRR and PBS FM, and almost a year after its release found its way onto best-of-2017 lists, including PBS FM’s top 10 albums, and Basement Disc’s best releases.