Songs for the apocalypse: The Broken Family Band “Mother O’Jesus”

Many years ago in the life of this website, the year after it started in fact, one of the first albums we ever got sent was called ‘The King Will Build a Disco‘ by The Broken Family Band, and I was immediately taken with them. They were just so damn clever, and funny, and warm, and inviting. Their music style was described as all kinds of things – indie-rock apparently being their preferred choice although it did have very alt-country leanings at times. I’ve stuck through frontman Steven Adams’ career ever since, its most recent iteration being in the form of “and the French Drops” but if you put a gun to my head and asked me for my favourite song by this beautiful little band I’d go back to 2004 for this track from their relatively understated EP ‘Jesus Songs’. The Broken Family Band has been deceased for over a decade now, but this will always have a place on my very long list of desert island discs.


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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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