Jun 092017
 

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.” Continue reading »

May 272017
 

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. Continue reading »

May 122017
 

‘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.” Continue reading »

Apr 272017
 

The wait is over! Broadside will be releasing their second studio album, “Paradise,” returning to the music scene with a larger than life eagerness to inspire. Today, the band releases the first video and single, ‘Puzzle Pieces,’ (below) with longtime supporter Alternative Press, who nominated Broadside as ‘Best Underground Band’ for this year’s AP Music Awards. “Paradise” will be available on vinyl, CD and digitally on June 16. Starting tonight, audiences will be treated to new cuts from “Paradise” as Broadside hit the road with Real Friends, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts and Nothing, Nowhere.

“We have been picking ourselves apart to really find the focus of what people will think when they hear the name Broadside with this new record,” confides front-man Ollie Baxxter. On ‘Puzzle Pieces,’ he continues, “As I’m getting older and the band progresses, we’re being put into situations where we have the opportunity to reach a wider audience. Do we take advantage of those opportunities or stay true to who we are and express our ideals? Eventually you must ask yourself, at what cost does this come? Do I edit myself or do I speak the harsh reality of the creative industry? Puzzle pieces – it takes one piece to either start or finish an entire piece of art.” Continue reading »