If you don’t know about Stone Broken already, then when they appear on the Main Stage at Ramblin’ Man this year, then you will most assuredly know why the Midlanders are currently regarded as one of the most energetic and exciting young bands in the UK.
Based in Walsall, the four-piece came together in 2013, from the remnants of two local bands. The line-up of Rich Moss (vocals/guitar), Chris Davis (guitar/vocals), Kieron Conroy (bass/vocals) and Robyn Haycock (drums/vocals) quickly settled into a groove that’s predicated on an arena rock attitude, backed up by songs with massive choruses and a musical appreciation that takes in Foo Fighters, Alter Bridge and Black Stone Cherry.
Stone Broken first got everyone’s attention with the EP ‘The Crow Flies’, released in 2014. Having gained a very positive reaction, it was followed last year by debut album ‘All In Time’. This featured all five tracks from the aforementioned EP, plus five new recordings.
Explains Moss of the reasoning behind the decision to tailor the album this way, Moss says: “We originally went back to (producer) Romesh Dodangoda at Longwave Studios to record a second EP. But upon hearing the results of both sessions together, they just cried out to be collated as a single album. So we asked Romesh to work his magic, and he remastered all 10 tracks together to make them sonically tight.”
Since then, Stone Broken have picked up a Planet Rock award, and have proven on tour they have what it takes to become a significant part of hard rock’s future.
‘Stay All Night’, ‘Not Your Enemy’, ‘This Life’
Their Finest Hour
‘All In Time’ 2016
The band blast out ‘Wait For You’ in Nottingham last year.