Broken Dog

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Broken Dog
Broken Dog Pic.jpg
Background information
OriginLondon, England, UK
GenresExperimental rock
Noise pop
Space rock
Indie rock
Years active1994 to Present
LabelsBig Cat Records, Kitty Kitty, Piao!, Tongue Master,
Associated actsthe 99 Call, Tram (band), The Real Tuesday Weld, Monograph (band)
MembersMartine Roberts
Clive Painter

Broken Dog is an English, 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 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artists such as the Grifters, Swell, Pavement, Smog, Will Oldham and Guided By Voices, their name comes from an unpublished Paul Verlaine libretto.[3] They were signed to Big Cat (UK) Records in 1995 and released their self-titled debut album[4] in 1996 when John Peel began playing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, Monograph and The Real Tuesday Weld.


  • Martine Roberts (1994–2004)
  • Clive Painter (1994–2004)
Guest musicians


Singles & EPs
  • 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)[4]


  1. ^ "BROKEN DOG". Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Broken Dog Archives". Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  3. ^ "EE". Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Broken Dog". Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  5. ^ "BBC - Radio 1 - Keeping It Peel - Broken Dog". Retrieved 12 June 2020.