Broadside are thrilled to announce their forthcoming album, Into The Raging Sea. Fans received their first taste of the record - set to be released on July 17th via SharpTone Records
Broadside are thrilled to announce their forthcoming album, Into The Raging Sea. Fans received their first taste of the record – set to be released on July 17th via SharpTone Records – with recent single “Foolish Believer.” Yesterday the band has shared follow up “The Raging Sea,” premiering on FLOOD Magazine.
“The album came out like magic,” frontman Ollie Baxxter says, with enthusiasm. “I’m not trying to impress or keep up with the hype. I wasn’t under any pressure. We just wrote an album without knowing what it would turn into. All of the people I’ve idolized always say songs just flowed out of them, not because they wanted them to necessarily, but because they had to. Up until recently, that didn’t feel realistic for me. I didn’t think I was capable of creating art with that pureness of spirit.”
Oliver Baxxter grew up in a trailer park, sharing a room with his mother, stepfather, and brother. When he was 11, his stepdad died, leaving him fatherless for a second time. Even when the family moved into a better home, in Richmond, Virginia, Ollie felt worthless. Fast forward to young adulthood when his band, BROADSIDE, crested on a wave of two well-received pop-punk albums and tours across America and Europe, only to come crashing down with lineup changes and behind-the-scenes frustrations. That familiar feeling of isolation returned. And it lit a fire.
The end result is a brand-new BROADSIDE record crafted with his three best friends. Into the Raging Sea is 13 energized songs of rebirth and renewal. It’s a standout alternative pop record through and through, one with fresh rewards on repeated listens. Produced by Seth Henderson (State Champs, Knuckle Puck, Real Friends), Into the Raging Sea emphasizes the strengths of the band’s early sound, while demonstrating creative fearlessness and ambition. Despite being one of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2020 in Alternative Press, BROADSIDE’s third record was crafted in a spirit free of preconceived notions or expectations. It’s authentic, pure, and to the point.