Saturday, Jan 21 2017 | 06:21
Image: 1608400 Stutter & Twitch are proud to introduce to you an alternative take on the world famous sound of New Orleans Jazz. Combining the powers of funk, jazz, hip-hop and soul, Broken Brass Ensemble act as urban brass ambassadors, pioneering on their euphoric groove. Intertwining heroic melodies and leitmotifs, against a loud and proud back-beat, STR003 will soar into stores January 27th, setting a warm and hopeful precedent for the New Year. With origins based in the Netherlands, Broken Brass Ensemble have been firing up a storm all over Europe with an energizing live shows, pairing punchy bass-lines with hard-hitting brass. Selling out on CDs and vinyl from their previous debut album 'Brasshopper' in just over a year, and consistently filling 300 capacity venues without promotion, on merit alone, shows that underestimating this octet is out of the question.

'There was an undeniable feeling of fun, community and coming together when the irresistible rhythms and an abundance of high passion energy got the audience on their feet' - Time Out

Side A 'Hitchhiker', highlights the band's innate ability to orchestrate a nostalgic New York hot jazz sound, in fantastic superhero fashion. The equally thematic Side B contains an exclusive Hunrosa remix (Sam Vicary of Cinematic Orchestra) in the form of 'Windsurfing'. Hunrosa contorts Broken Brass' spatial image through an ambient, electronic and down-tempo journey, without ever compromising on the band's emotive and authoritative signature tone. In addition, the globetrotting act has sold out UK venues in Manchester, London, Exeter and Norwich, with airtime from Reform Radio, Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, BBC Radio 4 and Radio Decibel. With more than 350 shows under their belt, and no signs of stopping, Broken Brass Ensemble is becoming a live force to be reckoned with.

1 Hitchhiker (Single)
2 Windsurfing (Single) Available from 03.02.2017
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