The Return of Broken Social Scene

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The Canadian indie-rock collective Broken Social Scene are back after an absence of seven long years, having debuted their brand new single, 'Halfway Home', on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert'.

Billed as a primer for the oddball group's forthcoming fifth album, their first since 2010's 'Forgiveness Rock Record', the new song boasts all of Kevin Drew & co's stylistic trademarks: brass section fanfares, staggering strings, guitars on the verge of collapse, an uplifting, fist-pumping, piled-up wall of sound, heart-tugging catharsis.

The band were joined on stage for the rousing live rendition of 'Halfway Home' by Emily Haines and James Shaw of Metric and Amy Millan and Evan Cranley from Stars, swelling the personnel to thirteen musicians. The new, as-yet-untitled record, which will have Leslie Feist back in tow, is scheduled for a fall release.

Broken Social Scene play Manchester on the 23rd of May, followed by Brixton Academy the following day.