Canterbury five piece Broken Hands are no strangers to the big stage having supported The Rolling Stones and toured alongside Band Of Skulls in recent years. This time around they have been hand picked to support Ian Ashbury’s legendary The Cult at their sold out Brixton Academy show.
While playing the role of support bands can sometimes be a thankless task, Broken Hands grasp the opportunity and break the difficult boundary of playing to another bands set of fans and in the process deliver a breathtaking set.
Although when the band take the stage the bars on the concourses are still at least three deep, their grungey-blues rock ‘n’ roll licks fill the venue and turn the heads at the bar, drawing the punters down as they gather a more than respectable crowd in the 5000 capacity arena.
Having graced the smaller stages of the touring circuit, Broken Hands look very much at home on the bigger stage with the presence of a band who’ve been doing it for years. No nerves on show at all here.
The growing crowd warmly received set opener ‘Spectrum’ before they go into ‘Should I’ and ‘Who Sent You’. The seven track set sees the band perform tightly, and intensely rattling through ‘Four’, ‘747’ and ‘Meteor’ before they close their 40 minute set with the superb album title track, ‘Turbulance’.
The bass driven rock n roll definitely has given Broken Hands some new fans at this show as they showcased the pick of their superb album ‘Turbulence’. Discovering new bands is what loving music is all about and there will be many Cult fans with Broken Hands CD’s in their collection following this.
Don’t bet against these headlining their own show here in the near furute.
Turbulence by Broken Hands is out now on SO Recordings.
Broken Hands continue their live dates supporting The Cult at the following venues:
01 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
03 – Music Hall, Aberdeen
04 – Barrowlands, Glasgow
05 – Vicar Street, Dublin
06 – Mandela Hall, Belfast
08 – Leeds Beckett University
09 – City Hall, Newcastle
10 – Norwich UEA