Join Ensign Broderick on May 29 for a special Albums Release Party at Gallery 345 (Sorauren Ave) in Toronto.

This special event celebrates the release of his mind-bogglingly expansive and intertwined first four new albums (with many more to come). Since launching his solo career only six months ago, Ensign Broderick has performed in Tokyo, Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg and Austin and premiered a short film directed by Guy Maddin in Berlin, currently showing in Cannes.

The performance May 29 at Gallery 345 includes a string quintet and a private screening of ACCIDENCE, by Guy Maddin.

Get your tickets here.

“Glitchy, melancholic torch song.” – Variety

“Gorgeous new wave balladry, fluorescent R&B, operatic rock and macabre piano-pop – a lifetime’s worth of influences, all relayed through a cavernous baritone.” – NOW Magazine

Plug in to Ensign Broderick’s Lynchian dream machine, Beauty Nor Ashes, his second offering via Six Shooter Records. The album, an inside out and upside down reworking of songs from his debut, further illuminates Ensign Broderick’s particular and distinct process, where track listings grow tentacles, songs proliferate and the musical multi-verse expands with each new offering.

Feast of Panthers, released in March 2018, introduced Ensign Broderick to the world with a collection of songs from the 70s to present day. The album brought a short film with Guy Maddin, which will make its North American premiere in 2018, a spot on Pitchfork Editor-In-Chief’s Best of 18: Rock playlist and spins from legendary LA disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer.



STREAM / BUY BEAUTY NOR ASHES HERE.

ENSIGN BRODERICK CELEBRATES RELEASE OF FEAST OF PANTHERS WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF TWO NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUMS.

Today, Ensign Broderick celebrates the release of Feast of Panthers, his Six Shooter debut, with a quickstep announcement of two immediate follow-up releases coming this spring. Beauty Nor Ashes, out April 27, is a companion piece to Feast of Panthers, a portal to the alternate dimensions of Ensign Broderick’s musical multiverse. Then there’s Ranger, set for release May 25, an explosion of teenage emotion in all its angst, melodrama and ecstasy. For an album rooted in the sadness and confusion of lust, Ranger is a rock n’ roll glitter bomb, an affirmation of love and life.

Listen to Feast of Panthers by clicking HERE.

ACCIDENCE world premiere at Berlin Film Festival.

Eccentrics unite: renowned Canadian auteur Guy Maddin and frequent collaborators Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson, all from Winnipeg, Manitoba have joined forces with unknown experimental songwriter Ensign Broderick, from Toronto, to make ACCIDENCE. This new 8-minute film explores narrative as endless, teeming micro-loops of cause and effect. ACCIDENCE will premiere alongside the directorial trio’s feature-length film “The Green Fog” at the Berlin Film Festival this February.

In a statement provided to Paste Magazine alongside the film’s trailer, Maddin describes the project as such: “Every balcony is a poem, a chant — a muscle! But whoever lives with that extra blueprint luxury of a balcony lives on the wrong side of a cross-section, on the busy, narrative-addled side of something like an ant-farm window, a brazen architectural arrangement selling cheap peeks into the naked sideshows of the quotidian — even the grisly. Step right up! Behold! A ten story wall of solid twitching muscle!”

Watch the trailer and read the full article here.

ACCIDENCE features music by Ensign Broderick, a song entitled “Accidence PSA” that will appear on his forthcoming label debut Feast of Panthers (due 3/9/18). Ensign Broderick is a later-in-life newcomer whose influences and process spans decades; songs on this album date back to the mid-70s. “This lullaby is a fractured fairytale populated with ghosts, skeleton keys inserted into closet doors and the outlines of children drawn in broken crayons. Chased into a sense of alienation and then ultimately abandonment, you are given the perfect freedom to choose between recognizing yourself in life and in the unknown, because even a nightmare is a dream,” the artist offers.

The Key of X features Ensign Broderick and Jónas Sen (solo artist and Bjork band member), Phillip Glass, Michael Snow and other icons of avant composition, visual art and film. The event will also host an exclusive screening of new short film ACCIDENCE by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson.

Featuring Icelandic pianist, composer and frequent Bjork collaborator Jónas Senand the enigmatic Canadian experimental songwriter Ensign Broderick, who performed at Interstellar Rodeo, The Key of X brings elements of avant composition, improvisation and experimental filmmaking together for a night of nuance, complexity and beauty. Of special note is the exclusive preview of a new short film ACCIDENCE by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson.

THE KEY OF X program includes:

– Ensign Broderick performance w/ string quartet.
– Jónas Sen performance.
– Ensign Broderick x Jónas Sen collaborative performance including composition by Sen and improvisational rendition of “Accidence.”
– Exclusive preview of new short film ACCIDENCE by Guy Maddin.

Tickets for The Key of X are now available from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Buy here.

Enter Ensign Broderick’s dizzyingly expansive musical cosmos, where you can ping-pong across decades at lightning speed from Toronto’s Le Coq D’Or to the Metropolitan Opera, from The Blitz to the Louvre. A disciple of the ‘triumph of artifice’ of new wave, he is also a furtive, meticulous cataloguer of self and scene. Ensign Broderick has emerged out of nowhere with a fully formed artistic vision: a dramatic, piano-driven sound that is lavishly out of time.

With Feast of Panthers, the first album set for release by Six Shooter Records, Ensign Broderick opens his vault, a tangled fuse box that holds forty years of songwriting circuitry. With songs that hail from 1975-2011, this album reveals a creative process like no other, one that mines the glam and bathos of new romanticism, Toronto’s little known 60s R&B heyday, classically-informed structures and conventions and deeply personal stories of codified tyranny, in no particular order. Feast of Panthers is less a debut album than it is a door, one of many, into the labyrinth.

Six Shooter Records is excited to introduce Ensign Broderick with Feast of Panthers, coming March 9, 2018. Get a sneak peek of our first single, True Shame, coming in January.

Ensign Broderick hit the stage with his full band Thursday night for his first ever Toronto show. Opening for the Rheostatics, EB smashed out a 45-minute set as part of the celebrations of the Horseshoe Tavern’s 70th Anniversary.

Stay tuned for more live dates and check Facebook for photos.