BROEN are a young up-and-coming five-piece band from Norway. The band have already been championed by the likes of The Guardian, Consequence of Sound, BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, and Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde, who recently welcomed them to his label.
Combining elements of R&B, rap, jazz, improvisation, psychedelia, dub and electronica, Broen ignore the usual genre conventions to create their own unique sound. They have built up a reputation of being one of Norway’s finest live bands, presenting something completely out of the ordinary.
Their flowery colourful costumes and signature dance moves are rivalled only by their own live prowess and musicianship. They cannot be described by drawing lines to similar acts, but simply by drawing a line towards them. Their second album “I Love Art” was released this fall 20th October 2017, and was met with words like these:
Electronic Sound magazine:
”Another gold star for Scandinavian electronica”
Loud And Quiet – 7/10:
”The album is collage and infidelity undercut with an exuberant optimism. It deliberately breaks from the familiar bleakness of Norwegian noir, in reference to philosopher Arne Næss’ argument that positivity is just as intellectually rigorous as negativity, despite the former’s reputation as frivolous and childish.”
Kieron Tyler – Mojo:
”Stevie Wonder-esque flourishes and a downbeat, late-night melody posit You (Detective) as a lost early-´80s contender for TV’s Soul Train.”
Ellen Peirson-Hagger – The Line Of Best Fit:
”Their lively wall of sound cuts hard.”