ASFTD #325: Broen – Iris

My ears picked up when I read the word Broen, being a fan of the Scandi-Noir TV drama ‘The Bridge’ because it translates into Broen in one or more languages. Was this a new theme tune to replace the existing ‘Hollow Talk’ by Choir of Young Believers?

As it happens Broen is the name of the band, another one operating under the aegis of Propeller Records, which has featured prominently recently.

Iris was the band’s debut single, released last year and picked up by the likes of The Guardian, Consequence of Sound, KEXP and BBC 6 Music.

Bands from this part of the world seem consistently able to find a new angle, both musically and vocally, and this track doesn’t disappoint in that respect, varying from the soporific to the dynamic and back again throughout its 4 minutes 36 seconds.

Broen release their new EP Yoga on 6th May, which includes Iris and their next new single, No, My God. I just listened to an advance playlist and it is quite a musical tour-de-force, especially No, My God.