The term sanctuary is usually used to describe a place of refuge or safety from danger, so you would expect a band that goes by the name of Sound Sanctuary to offer up a little calmness in a crazy world. 'Broken Signs' is definitely capable of making the listener seem to relax. It's a little bit hazy and woozy, definitely the soundtrack whilst coming down or going through a period of reflection. The reliance on the guitar strum and the heavily treated vocals has an other worldly feel to it and it can take a few listens for the different layers to seep through but it's still rather enjoyable, with the chorus really lifting the song to a higher plane.
Both tracks have added snippets and samples that filter their way into the introductions to create an extra element, meshing with the downbeat strum to perhaps give the idea of radio interference cutting through the track. The harmonious flow of the track, and the afore mentioned additions, brings to mind the Beta Band and their genre-blending. Although The Aliens have their moments, their is still no real successor to the might (at their best and if you ignore their first proper album) of The Beta Band. The lyrics have an ethereal feel to them as well, in the space of a few lines managing to debate the existence of God, Love and Rock n Roll, so if you're looking to stretch your mind a bit, theres anothere reason to give this track a run-out.
So it's a comfortable introduction to Sound Sanctuary, it's good to be able to say that they lived up to their name and that there is every chance that the band could be a success but hopefully their live shows will provide some more excitement to keep the evening going.