Broken Dog - Flips (Selected B-Sides + Rarities 1996-2004)


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Broken Dog were Clive Painter and Martine Roberts, an ethereal, mysterious, downbeat experimental pop outfit from London.

Martine and Clive's rich musical influence also made its mark via an array of collaborations with other experimental bands of the period from the hub of their home studio, Animal, including Tram, Monograph, Pacific Radio, The 99 Call and The Real Tuesday Weld. As Broken Dog they gifted us with their unique strain of sublime, reflective lo-fi: a hypnotic folk psychedelia.

Whilst sounding like nothing else, Martine's breathy vocals and Clive's complex guitar tapestries saw them often favourably bracketed in with the spirit of bands from such as EmpressMazzy Star,Trespassers William and Azalia Snail.

‘Flips (selected b-sides + rarities 1996-2004)’ stands as a long testament to their rich understated palette of diverse moods and sublime melancholia, from hushed instrumentals such as ‘Blue Star Fading’ and ‘Rachael’ to the dreamy blissed-out moments of ‘In A Head’ or ‘I’ll Think Of It Today’. There are also 4 great covers included here: Big Star's ‘Big Black Car’, The Kinks ‘Lazy Old Sun’, The Left Banke's ‘Sing Little Bird Sing’ and The Band's ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’.


  1. Wireless
  2. Slope
  3. Sing Little Bird Sing
  4. Someone/Where Else
  5. Big Black Car
  6. Blue Star Fading
  7. Two Halves Of A Whole
  8. I’ll Think Of It Today…
  9. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  10. Blue Formation
  11. In A Head
  12. Silent Mostly
  13. Drifting
  14. Lazy Old Sun
  15. Rachael
  16. Dried Up Well


Limited to 500 copies worldwide; pressed on 180g vinyl.

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