No Broadcast, a three-piece band formerly known as Anthesiac, move post rock and alternative rock into a dynamic powerhouse of sound, remniscent of fellow New Zealand bands HDU, Keretta and Jakob. Their music is surpassed only by the live experience.
Established in Christchurch, NZ in 2007, as Josh Braden (vocals, guitar), Sam Hood (bass), and Chris Self (drums), the three chaps formed a strong musical chemistry that is increasingly rare in bands today. Priding themselves on their ability to instinctively move their music where it wants to go, the group make for a live act audiences can't take their eyes off.
No Broadcast have gigged extensively over the past 5 years, playing various festivals and shows around the country with a variety of other local and national artists. They have played alongside rockers Beastwars, post-punk heavyweights Die!Die!Die! as well as supporting Mountaineater (former HDU members) and internationally renounced six-piece An Emerald City on the South Island leg of their 2011 New Zealand tour.
Amongst the many gigs, the band released their first EP, Null and Void, in the spring of 2011. The release was well received in the press and garnered glowing reviews and airplay on nationwide radio. The E.P was recorded by frontman Josh Braden in his own garage turned recording space before being sent to be mixed and mastered by Dunedin’s prestigious Dale Cotton. The CD sleeves for the E.P were all handmade and printed by the band themselves giving the overall package a handcrafted appeal.
In 2012 the band began work on a body of work which would become their first full-length album under the name No Broadcast, a name taken from the title of a track off the Null and Void EP. 2013 the band kept behind the scenes but the name did make it overseas as Josh Braden spent some time in the UK with a handful of shows in London and Bristol. A release of B-sides recordings appeared online during this time under the title 1736.
As 2014 appeared, so did the release of the anticipated self-titled album, self-produced with an excellent showcase of songs coming together that critics couldn't help be impressed by. Looking to prepare themselves for new opportunities and touring after the album's release, Kieran Colina stepped in on bass guitar, his dedication and excitement matching the rest of the band. Two New Zealand tours saw the album reach even the smallest parts of the country.
After the extensive touring, the band set out to record their second studio album, The Blueprint, released Dec 2015. More touring saw No Broadcast reach Melbourne, Australia playing several shows around the city along with their usual New Zealand favourites and great festivals. Now they have again somewhat settled down to record their third studio album with new drummer Thomas Isbister, and plans have commenced to release and tour in Autumn 2017.
“Some acts take upwards of half a dozen releases to get this degree of cohesiveness in their music. Anthesiac appear to have circumvented the system and started at the top of their game. Null And Void is an excellent document of one of our country’s brightest upcoming acts still in their early years.” - Ricardo Kerr at undertheradar.co.nz
“…it’s hard to pin No Broadcast to a notice board, but the unique mix is in no way damaging. With hints of Muse, Radiohead and Deftones, thrown in with a wall of aggressive sound and heaviness… Self produced, mixed and released, this record is a massive step ahead from their 2011 release Null and Void. With no ﬁller tracks, it is a head above other Christchurch releases, and demands international recognition. The album opens up with single-worthy Reset the Sun, mixing a thick and heavy guitar mix, layered beautiful and emotional guitar melodies…” - Daniel Pullar