CD reviews: The Broken Heartbreakers

They might have started back in 2002 but The Broken Heartbreakers' songwriters, husband and wife John Guy Howell and Rachel Bailey, are not to be pigeonholed.

Aided by an assured rhythm section, and a few talented friends, the group's follow-up to 2010's Wintersun spills over with examples of well-crafted songs that are raised further by the vocal strengths of both.

From stacks of harmonic warmth (Melody In H) to bare-all folk (Somebody Please, Twenty and Ten), this is adult angst, often packaged in pop.

And there's nary an obvious turn in sight.

 The Broken Heartbreakers. How We Got To Now. Independent.  

Four stars (out of five) 

Single download: Breaking Branches
For those who like: The Go Betweens, The Unthanks

- Shane Gilchrist

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