State Broadcasters

Date: Sunday 11 June 2017

Opening times: 19:30 - 23:00


Ticket Price: £8.50 Advance £10.50 On the door inc admin fee



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State Broadcasters , Sunday 11 June 2017

Following the release of their third album ‘A Different Past’, Glaswegian 4-piece State Broadcasters make the long trip South for their first ever Bristol show at  The Bristol Folk House on Sunday 11th June
. Never ones to rush things, State Broadcasters have meticulously crafted an album
which fuses their distinct Scottish sound with sweet pop-soul songs; creating a modern day sophisti-pop record in the process.State Broadcasters achieved wide critical acclaim for their 2009 debut ‘The Ship and the Iceberg’,
and for the 2012 follow up, the darker toned Ghosts We Must Carry, which the Sunday Mail heralded as “one of the best Scots albums of the year”.

The title, A Different Past, is a slight at the nostalgia industry as the album encourages the listener
to believe that we now live in a kinder and fairer society than we ever have done, despite all the
bad news of our current political landscape.
We should embrace the world we live in today rather than revisiting and revising memories of our
youth and trying to convince ourselves it really was all great fun. The album also showcases a
more playful, upbeat side of the band, while containing enough of their trademark tear jerking
melancholia to keep long term fans happy...ish.
“A splendid band.  They continue to make fantastic records”
 Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music)
“Glasgow’s State Broadcasters seem cut straight from a film by Bill (Gregory’s Girl) Forsyth: bonding in the local library, starting up at someone’s kitchen table, composing guileless songs about bunk beds and binoculars. Their music unfolds so regally you never want it to stop.” Uncut Magazine
“Subtle and delicate tales of love old, new, lost and found, around which soft but warm instrumen
tation coils and wraps itself, creating a sparse but thoroughly enveloping landscape. As the band
themselves sing on Where I Belong; ‘These old songs, they do no wrong.’
Amen to that.”  Gold Flake Paint

Ticket Information

Tickets are available from:

The Bristol Folk House
40A Park Street

Call: 0117 926 2987

Please note: There is a 50p Administration fee on all tickets

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