Territory: UK, Ireland & France
Label: Bella Union / Erased Tapes
Agent: Peter O’Sullivan
Peter Broderick (1987) is an American born multi-instrumentalist and singer.
In his later teenage years he became entwined in the Portland (Oregon) indie folk scene, recording for the likes of M. Ward, Laura Gibson and Dolorean. 2007 saw him moving across the ocean to Denmark, where he began a long collaboration with the band Efterklang, touring the world with them for the next five years. Meanwhile he recorded several albums of solo material, ranging from sparse classical compositions (Float) to homemade folk music (Home), constantly experimenting with different musical genres, and also being commissioned to write music for several films and contemporary dance works.
He then lived in Berlin for several years where he met and collaborated with Nils Frahm, Greg Haines, Dustin O’Halloran and several others.
He now lives back in America, near where he grew up, and continues to travel the world performing solo concerts and collaborating with a vast array of different musicians and artists.
With just his clear voice, a guitar, and a few unobtrusive daubs of instrumental colour in the background, on Home Broderick creates a gently hypnotising chain of music that holds together beautifully…a quietly superb album that places a high price on beauty and yet never fails to pay up
For artists like these, quality control can occasionally be a rare thing. But you need not fear here, as the unshrouded nature of these compositions reveals interesting and insightful aspects of the creator and his practice.