State Broadcasters – Break My Fall: Video Premiere

Video by Music Team | 24 Jan 2017

Glasgow quartet State Broadcasters return with Break My Fall, the lead song from the band's forthcoming third album A Different Past, due for release this March via Olive Grove Records.

State Broadcasters comprise Pete MacDonald (Randolph's Leap) on piano, trombone and vocals; Gillian Fleetwood (The Duplets, De Rosa) on harp, synth and vocals; Cameron Maxwell (Rachel Hair Trio) on double/electric bass, trombone and vocals; and David McGinty (Endor, Fake Major) on guitar and vocals. They are occasionally joined by Andrew Samson (Stanley Odd) on drums and Susan Appelbe on cello. 

Featuring vocals from newest member McGinty, Break My Fall is an excellent taster of what's to come from one of Glasgow's finest hidden secrets. MacDonald tells us: "We thought it was a nice opportunity to feature our new band member David on the first single. The sound of the album is quite different to what we've done in the past, and his vocal contributions play their part in that new-ish direction.

"Break My Fall felt like an appropriate first single from our new album – it is the opening track and introduces the common theme of many of the songs. The message is largely one of optimism for the future and of being wary of the strong pull of nostalgia. We often think that the world today is in a terrible state and hark back to times in the past as if they were somehow better, but this is often not the case in reality.

"Kris Boyle's video plays with this idea too, featuring old kodachrome home video footage that give the viewers a warm nostalgic glow, despite having never met the people in the video or even lived through the years this footage was filmed."

State Broadcasters launch their single at The Hug & Pint as part of Celtic Connections festival on Saturday 28 January