Before heading out on their first tour of 2019 in support of Set It Off, Broadside are making sure they give their fans a little something to hold them over. The band have released two cathartic new jams that will have you falling in love with their music all over again.
Check out brand new tracks “King Of Nothing” and “Empty” below!
“This is a song about wanting to be the best,” vocalist Ollie Baxxter says of Broadside’s track “King Of Nothing”.
“We chose this life as touring musicians but it can be painfully lonely. We all want to be heard and play to massive crowds while making enough money that our parents won’t worry about our futures. I’m so proud of our accomplishments as a band but some nights, after the show ends and those crowds leave the venue, when you’re in the back seat of a dark van, you feel like you’re not doing enough and those dreams you have become nightmares of what you’ll never achieve. You can be on top of the world and have nothing.”
Check out “King Of Nothing” below!
The band’s second track “Empty” spins a bit of light on a broken-hearted situation with dance vibes that will make it hard for you to sit still.
“I was going through a real out of body misery when writing this song,’” Baxxter says. “The duality of a being a broken-hearted romantic splits a person. On one hand, you’ve been wronged, you should run and never look back. On the other, the rewarding time spent and memories made keep you trapped in the worrisome ‘what if this person leaves’ psychosis. I wanted to write a dance-y song making fun of how unfortunate it is to be in love, sometimes.”
Press play on “Empty” below!
“Empty” also received an official lyric video, which you can watch below.
The band took to Twitter earlier today to thank fans for their support as the new music was released worldwide.
As the songs are slowly being released around the world, we would like to thank you for your support. It goes without saying that we appreciate each and every one of you but truly we do. See you soon, hope you enjoy the songs.
— Broadside (@Broadside_) May 14, 2019
Broadside will be supporting Set It Off on Part 3 of their North American run at the cities and dates listed below.
06/11 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
06/12 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
06/14 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
06/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
06/16 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
06/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
06/19 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
06/21 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel
06/22 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
06/23 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation
06/25 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room
06/26 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
06/28 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster
06/29 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
07/02 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
07/03 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution
07/05 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
07/06 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
07/07 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
07/09 – Lake Park, FL @ The Kelsey Theater
07/12 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
07/13 – Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
07/16 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
07/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
07/19 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
Tickets will be on sale Friday, March 29th at 10am local time!
See you soon!
— Broadside (@Broadside_) March 25, 2019
To coincide with their summer tour, the band are releasing a limited edition, colored 7-inch vinyl with both singles on it. The release date is TBD, but you can pre-order your copy now, here.
After wrapping up this tour, Broadside are heading into the studio to record the follow-up to 2017’s Paradise.
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