Broken Dog

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Broken Dog
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Background information
Origin London, England, UK
Genres Experimental rock
Noise pop
Space rock
Indie rock
Years active 1994 to Present
Labels Big Cat Records, Kitty Kitty, Piao!, Tongue Master,
Associated acts the 99 Call, Tram (band), The Real Tuesday Weld, Monograph (band)
Members Martine Roberts
Clive Painter

Broken Dog is a London-based experimental rock band started in 1994.

Broken Dog were formed by Martine Roberts and Clive Painter in London in the summer of 1994 and the disbanded in 2004 following their fifth album 'Harmonia'.[1][2] Influenced by American artists such as the Grifters, Swell, Pavement, Smog, Will Oldham and Guided By Voices. Their name comes from an unpublished Paul Verlaine libretto.[3] They were signed to Big Cat (UK) Records in 1995 and released their self-titled debut album[4] in 1996 when John Peel began playing their recordings and invited them to record the first of four Peel sessions.[5]<

Both Martine Roberts and Clive Painter have been known for collaborating with other bands such as Tram (band), Monograph (band) and The Real Tuesday Weld.

Members[edit]

  • Martine Roberts (1994–2004)
  • Clive Painter (1994–2004)
Guest Musicians
  • Rob Crutchley (1995) - Monograph (band)
  • Paul Anderson (1997–1999) - Tram (band)
  • Nick Avery (1997–1999) - Tram (band)
  • Jon Hamilton (1999–2000) - Ligament, Part Chimp
  • Andrew Blick (2000–2002) - Blowpipe
  • Sean Newsham (2000–2002) - Quickspace
  • Alex Morris (2000–2002) - Candidate
  • Mark Wilsher (1999–2002) - Faith Over Reason

Discography[edit]

Albums
Singles & EPs
Compilations
  • Past, Present, Future (Big Cat Records), (1997)
  • Songs For The Blue Times (Autoreverse), (2000)
  • The Pot Machine Turns You On (Ptolemaic Terrascope), (2000)
  • A Wish On A Star (Dreamy Records), (2001)
  • Homesleep Home, Cover Songs (Homesleep), (2001)[6]

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