Is Broadside Hacks a band? A label? A collective? Simple: it’s all those things, and more. What started in London as a small group of like-minded musicians planning to play together every week grew into a much larger group of artists, including Katy J Pearson, Naima Bock and members of Goat Girl, Sorry and Caroline.
What connects all those musicians? An urge to approach folk music from as much creative freedom as possible, without losing sight of its tradition and cultural heritage. For example, the collective’s first release – Songs Without Authors (Vol. 1) – is a compilation of reinterpreted, sometimes centuries-old folk songs whose original artists are no longer known.
“As generations have done before them, Broadside Hacks immerse themselves deep into the worlds of these old songs, with all their dramatic joys and sorrows, and find in them an endless relevance that makes them spill over with as much life as ever, centuries on.” – The Quietus