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. ‘If we die tomorrow, we die better for having had Day and Hendry sing to us’ (The Metal Dad).
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.
With past collaborators including Big Smoke, Cash Savage, Henry Wagons and Mikelangelo, and a list of live shows that have taken in intimate venues as well as festival stages, Broads are a tour de force continually flexing their creative powers.
Broads’ highly anticipated sophomore album is due for release early 2019.