Two Song Slot is the first single from London noise-pop three piece Bromide’s sixth album I Woke Up. Penned by the bands singer-guitarist Simon Berridge in his car outside Tesco after walking out of an solo open mic slot, it was the line “Elvis woulda stayed.. he would’ve slain them” that came to him first and the rest of the track flowed. It’s full of driving 90’s alt/indie rock, cramming in the guitars and attitude of Mudhoney (yeah, really – check out the rough-edged solo), and mixing it with the harmonies and melodies Teenage Fanclub. It has that immediacy that makes you fall for it, and yet two and a half minutes of it seems not enough by half. We’re delighted to be premiering it here on Backseat Mafia today.

And yeah, he went back to the open mic, and slayed them.


The band are expected to announce a run of UK dates, but for now there are just a couple of London shows. The album I Woke Up, is out via Scratchy records on May 25th.

Friday 25th May – Album launch at The Five Bells, 155 New Cross Road, SE14 5DJ
Saturday 16th June – Scratchstock #27, Birds Nest, 32 Deptford Church St, London SE8 4RZ