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Broadside Release Music Video For “I Love You, I Love You. It’s Disgusting.”

Broadside are currently on tour in the UK supporting Trash Boat but the guys just released a super cute video for their ukulele centered song “I Love You, I Love You. It’s Disgusting.” from their latest album “Paradise.”

Frontman Ollie Baxxter directed the beachfront video and also shows that he’s a total romantic! When asked about the song, Ollie explained “This is a song for romantics. When you’re in love, you feel consumed in its warmth. I’m happy knowing that I’ve contributed to a very long list of love songs.”

Watch the video for “I Love You, I Love You. It’s Disgusting.”  below!

Grab a copy of “Paradise” on iTunes or Amazon.

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Album Preview: Broadside’s “Paradise”- Due Out June 16th

Broadside’s sophomore album “Paradise” is being heralded as the ultimate Summer album and rightfully so!  Every track is filled with sunny riffs and soaring vocals urging the listener to chase their dreams and really embrace the good and bad things in their lives.   From the stark contrast between the upbeat music and the dark introspective lyrics, Broadside are balancing the two polar opposites in perfect harmony.

Singer Oliver Baxxter’s lyrics will hit close to home for many, frequently speaking out about anxiety on “Laps Around A Picture Frame,” online culture and feeling alone on “Summer Stained,” and self sabotaging thoughts on the sunny “Who Cares?” However, the best song on the album comes at the very end in the form of the island infused “I Love You, I Love You, It’s Disgusting.”  The ukulele driven love song is sure to be a favorite purely for its simple honesty.

When we sat down with Broadside just before the album release, Ollie spoke about his favorite song on the record, “Summer Stained.” “It’s about post-Warped Tour depression which I think will register well with people. And it’s half acoustic which is new for us.”  The song as a whole is a painful reminder that nothing good can stay like Warped Tour, which only lasts for the Summer.  The song can mean something different to every person who listens to it.

High points of the album include “Tunnel Vision,” charging full force about fitting in with your peers, and “Disconnect,” which tackles the attachment we have with social media “likes” that ultimately mean nothing.  Ollie asks “When’s the last time you felt alive?” begging the listener to disconnect, unplug your mind, and seize the day.  “Miss Imperius” might be our favorite track on the album solely due to it’s bouncy drum and bass lines in the verses and the ripping guitar solo!

Broadside have crafted the most sonically diverse and deeply pop infused record of their career so far and we can’t wait to see what’s in store because there’s no where to go but up from here! “Paradise” is due out June 16th through Victory Records.

Watch our interview with Broadside and get to know the guys a little better!

Pre-order “Paradise” on iTunes or Amazon now.  Pre-order bundles are still available through the band’s official website and include exclusive merch items like “Paradise” themed sunglasses and enamel pins.

Catch Broadside on tour with Trash Boat in the UK this September! Check out the tour dates HERE.

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Broadside Announce UK Tour Dates With Trash Boat

Broadside are giving fans tons of fun stuff to look forward to ahead of their album release.  The guys just announced an early Fall tour supporting Trash Boat in the UK!  We’re waiting impatiently on a US headliner tour but we are stoked to see Ollie, Dorian, Pat, and Niles hitting the UK again so soon.  Tickets are on sale now so be sure to get yours while they last!  Check out all of the dates below.

Fall 2017 UK Tour w/ Trash Boat, Broadside, & Homebound
Sept 17th – Talking Heads – Southampton – Buy Tickets
Sept 18th – CLWB Ifor Bach – Cardiff – Buy Tickets
Sept 19th – Magnet – Liverpool – Buy Tickets
Sept 20th – Rock City Basement – Nottingham – Buy Tickets
Sept 22nd – Underworld – London – Buy Tickets
Sept 23rd – The Key Club – Leeds – Buy Tickets
Sept 24th – Rebellion Rock Bar – Manchester – Buy Tickets
Sept 25th – O2 Academy2 – Newcastle – Buy Tickets
Sept 26th – G2 – Glasgow – Buy Tickets
Sept 27th – O2 Institute3 – Birmingham – Buy Tickets

Watch the brand new video for “Paradise” below!

Pre-orders for Broadside’s “Paradise” are available on iTunes or Amazon now as well as on their official website now.  Grab a copy so you can sing along on tour!

Watch our interview with Broadside HERE and get to know your new favorite band a little bit better.

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Broadside Release “Laps Around A Picture Frame”

Broadside are showing that it’s okay to not be okay on their latest release “Laps Around A Picture Frame” off their highly anticipated second album “Paradise.”  The new song showcases two different view points addressing anxiety, panic attacks, and feeling totally isolated in a crowded room which is something that is more common than you might imagine.  The song is the first time guitarist Dorian Cooke steps up to the mic, breaking his silence to share his effortlessly smooth vocals and to split harmonies with front man Ollie Baxxter.

When asked about the track, Cooke says “We wrote the music, lyrics, and arrangement around a panic attack in a crowded environment. Even the name is an exercise for panic attacks taught to me by a therapist. The persona I represent is of someone that’s on the higher end of the social spectrum – someone popular and beautiful on the outside, but has that constant struggle internally.” Baxxter adds, “I portray a young female persona shaped by the harshness of her environment, which is a story shared with me by a close friend whenever she is in a public setting. I know it’s something much more common than people tend to show.”

Listen to “Laps Around A Picture Frame” below.

Broadside just wrapped up their final tour before the album drops June 16th, and the guys announced two new festival shows this Summer, “Syke Fest” in their native Richmond, VA on July 15th and a headlining slot at Sophomore Slump Fest in Greensboro, NC on August 5th.

Pre-order the brand new album “Paradise” on iTunes or Amazon and get “Laps Around A Picture Frame” instantly!  Pre-order bundles are also available on Broadside’s official website and include exclusive merch items like enamel pins, beach towels, and more.

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Head To “Paradise” With Broadside

Broadside just released a brand new video for their latest high energy single “Paradise” and urge listeners to “Chase your paradise and value your time” in the title track to their sophomore effort due out June 16th.  The video perfectly encapsulates the band’s fun loving personalities in a beach-y inflatable filled video that takes a peek into their fans’ version of paradise.  Polaroids filter in and out throughout the video and are filled with beach scenes, mountain climbs, and family photos sent in by Broadside fans.  Taking their own advice, the band chased their own paradise by relocating to Los Angeles!

It’s clear these guys care about their fans and treat them as equals, not just fans.  Front-man Ollie Baxxter says “Life is a journey, and it should be documented and valued forever, so we wanted to give our fans an opportunity to share their version of paradise with us, and share their special moments in our music video. Thank you to everyone for letting us take a peek at your paradise.”

Watch the new video for “Paradise” below!

When you pre-order the brand new album on iTunes or Amazon, you’ll get three brand new songs instantly.  Pre-order bundles are also available on Broadside’s official website and include exclusive “Paradise” themed merch items like beach towels and tank tops!

Catch Broadside on tour with Real Friends now and stay tuned for more Summer and Fall tour dates to be announced soon!

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