Combining spoken word with music is a growing thing. The Broken Heed combine with Wolverhampton poet Jack Dickens on this intriguing slice of DIY.
Having met at a gig last summer, John Hartley of The Broken Heed was taken with Dickens’ prose and decided to set it to music. Via the power of the internet, it came to pass.
And it’s quite the thing. Dickens’ poem Damage Limitation occupies the first half of the track – a biting, spitting tale of a broken heart – accompanied by gentle piano before changing up in a surprising manner.
On the other side of this double-A release is the vehement dissection of the arguments proffered by those that would close off the country to outsiders from Huddersfield poetry/electronica outfit Tetraneutron. With that in mind, proceeds of the record are going to Human Care Syria.
Get the split single here.