Originally hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Broadside has relocated to Los Angeles and seems to have taken the environment to heart. For Paradise, the band teamed up again with producer Kyle Black (New Found Glory, All Time Low), and has spent the last couple years since their debut, Old Bones (2015), relentlessly touring and gathering accolades. From being named “Musician of the Month” in April 2017 by Alternative Press to being named “Best International Newcomer” by Rock Sound, to having Paradise being named as “One of 2017’s Most Anticipated albums” by AP and gathering fans at Warped Tour in 2016, the band has certainly demonstrated the appeal of their sound to audiences and critics alike. The band traces their roots back to 2010 and released a 5 song ep in 2011 that was re-recorded and expanded in 2012 for an independent release before they recruited current lead vocalist Ollie Baxxter in 2013. Add in some touring and then signing to Victory Records and the band released their debut album Old Bones in 2015 which was followed up by the aforementioned Warped Tour and acclaim.
Broadside’s new album “Paradise” is about their fans, their relationships and life on the road. Today, the Los Angeles transplants are delivering Paradise a day ahead of its official release. Every track anchors an emotion that every young adult can relate to, and it is no wonder it has been hailed worldwide as the ultimate summer album. Grab your sunglasses, roll down the windows and escape to Paradise!
“We’re incredibly excited to have Paradise out in the world,” proclaims front-man Ollie Baxxter. “We hope that people might find inspiration on accomplishing their own hopes and dreams and realize that time is precious. Paradise is in your head, it’s up to you to make it your life.”
Broadside will be on tour with Trash Boat in September. Dates and locations are listed below.
With the release of Paradise a week away, Broadside has partnered with Substream Magazine to deliver the unique track ‘Laps Around A Picture Frame.’ For the first time ever, guitarist Dorian Cooke steps up to the mic to lend his harmonies on lead vocals, followed by front-man Ollie Baxxter attaching himself as the song addresses anxiety from two points of view.
“We wanted to capture two completely different humans having the exact same mental breakdown,” explains Cooke. “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. On his role, 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.”
Unanimously declared by the press as the essential summer album, Broadside unveil the title track behind their upcoming album “Paradise.”
“Whatever adds value to your life, you need to chase it,” instructs front-man Ollie Baxxter. Broadside chased their own paradise by relocating to Los Angeles, and invited fans to submit their own visions of paradise for this clip. “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.”
The full album, “Paradise,” will be available June 16, and Broadside has been nominated for ‘Best Underground Band’ at this year’s Alternative Press Music Awards. Cast your vote here and watch the awards on July 17, 2017. Watch all three music videos from the album, ‘Puzzle Pieces,’ ‘Hidden Colors,’ and ‘Paradise’ below. Stay tuned as more summer and fall tour dates will be announced soon.
‘Hidden Colors,’ the track that kicks off Broadside’s highly anticipated album is here now. The bands second studio album, “Paradise,” is set for worldwide release on June 16. Broadside continud their North American tour yesterday in Sacramento with Real Friends, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts and Nothing, Nowhere, with more summer dates to be announced soon.
On the clip, vocalist Ollie Baxxter explains, “We wanted to represent the women in our life with the utmost respect and how grateful we are for them. We live in a very romantic time, but not enough people are focusing on where the romance actually comes from, the pure undying desire for love. ‘Hidden Colors’ is about young lovers in the night. It’s about telling that person just what you appreciate about them. You can NEVER tell someone enough how much they actually mean to you.”