• Win Tickets to Broken Social Scene at Vicar Street

    Before they go on sale on Friday, we have a pair of tickets to give away to Toronto indie rock heroes Broken Social Scene at Vicar Street on Saturday, August 17. To enter, send your name and your answer to the following question to info@thethinair.net: Released in 2001, what’s the name of Broken Social Scene’s debut studio album? Good luck!

  • Broken Social Scene Set For Dublin Show

    Having released one of the albums of 2017 in the sublime Hug of Thunder (have a read of Jonny Currie’s verdict on the album here) it’s been announced that Canadian indie rock heroes Broken Social Scene will play Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre on May 28. Their first Dublin date in 10 years, tickets for the show – which cost €28 plus booking fee – go on sale this Friday, February 9 right here.

  • Broken Social Scene –  Hug of Thunder

    From the ambient beginnings of Feel Good Lost to the communal song-craft of You Forgot In People, through the kitchen-sink sheen of the self-titled Broken Social Scene to the stripped-down (by their standards) Forgiveness Rock Record – the Canadian collective have always appeared entirely comfortable in their own skin. Confident enough to pursue other musical projects but still check-in with each other for a new record and tour at regular enough intervals, Hug of Thunder arrives seven years after Forgiveness Rock Record – the band’s longest hiatus to date. It has no right to be this good. The listener is…

  • Watch: Broken Social Scene play ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

    Toronto-based label Arts and Crafts – home to Broken Social Scene, Bloc Party and more – celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. To help mark (et) the occassion, the people’s favourite ever-changing supergroup Broken Social Scene appeared on last night’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”, performing ‘Almost Crimes’ (from 2002’s You Forgot It In People) and ‘7/4 Shoreline’ (from their 2005 self-titled). Even Feist turned up! As well as photo exhibits and a one-day festival in Toronto, the label will also be releasing a collaborations compilation with other artists from the label’s roster, as well as a retrospective comp looking…