With their new album Filthy Souls, Secret Broadcast has arrived to rescue rock n’ roll.
Not that the genre is necessarily on life support, but there has been a definite shortage in the number of intense, guitar-driven melodic rock bands who actually write accessible songs that matter; topically universal songs that make you think, feel and move. Singer, guitarist and songwriter Matt Lightstone, who anchors the Toronto-based band with drummer Keith Heppler, kept that objective in mind when writing the dozen songs for this record.
And that vision was secured with the involvement of Seattle-based, 3-time Grammy-winning producer Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Queens Of The Stone Age, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam.) “Working with Adam was incredible,” says Lightstone. “He really pushed us to get the most out of every song. He had a lot of great ideas and encouraged us to record the songs live, which I think helps make it sound like a rock record. We captured most of the basic tracks off-the-floor in one or two takes and I think you can feel the energy in the room when you listen back.”
The recording sessions took place in Seattle at Robert Lang Studios, where Nirvana recorded their last song, “You Know You’re Right,” before Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994, and the site where Dave Grohl continued his career with the Foo Fighters’ first record.
Originally from Calgary, Secret Broadcast now call Toronto their home. They have cut their teeth opening for acts including Metric, Tokyo Police Club, The Stills and Matthew Good, playing main stage at Virgin Festival, showcasing at CMJ, NXNE, CMW, JunoFest and even playing a private party for Richard Branson. They've also been a mainstay on Canadian radio hitting top 40 on the Canadian rock, alternative and college radio charts.
With the release of this new record, ‘Filthy Souls’, they have created a sound of their own that combines guitar-driven melodic rock songs with Brit-pop inspired sonic textures. Bear witness and be prepared to be impressed and exhilarated when Secret Broadcast bring their Filthy Souls to a city near you.