To celebrate the release of our new single Me Verses You we are playing the Tote Aug 17. The In the Out and Teenage Dads are joining us; they are great bands, it will be a fun night.
What’s your favourite work at this point in time?
There’s a song called ‘’Sometimes’’ – it’s quite slow and atmospheric, it fun to play live.
Tell us a quick, in the studio or on-the-road anecdote.
l was on tour in Brisbane and walking across the Storey bridge, a little lost, trying to find my hotel. l noticed a guy hanging off the side of the bridge about to jump. l asked him for directions, we had a little chat, cops arrived, l left him to it.
What, or who, inspires you to create?
Cinema, a bus ride, a six pack, it depends.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
What’s next for you?
l’d like to release a lot of material over the next twelve months, l’d really like to get to WA we’ve had some great radio support there.
What’s your scene?
It’s a rather nerdy one, reading science fiction, watching robot wars and talking with my cat Murphy. Something indoors and lm usually content.
Broken River is releasing a new single “Me Versus You” and is playing a headline show at The Tote in Melbourne on Thursday, 17th August with support from The In The Out and Teenage Dads. Broken River is a new project driven by Melbourne singer-songwriter Ben Stolz. Ben’s influences are diverse drawing from The Cure to Bruce Springsteen to Swervedriver. Broken River alternates as a solo performer or as a five-piece act which also includes Dave Kleynjans (drums), Ryan Adamson (bass), Dave Rogers (guitars) and Andy Ferguson (keyboard). “Me Versus You” was a late addition in terms of studio recordings but nevertheless stood out.
It’s the sound of crushing heartbreak and melancholy.
The song is a dark anthem with layers of woven guitars and pounding drums. It’s the sound of crushing heartbreak and melancholy.
Broken River release ‘Me Versus You’ on Friday 11th August 2017.