Posts Tagged ‘Don Broco’

INTERVIEW: Don Broco @ The Roadhouse, Manchester (21/02/2011)

Date: February 21st, 2011
Venue: The Roadhouse, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/donbroco

It’s not very often that a band can release their very first EP and then go on to a successful headline tour a few mere weeks upon its release. Bedford’s own Don Broco however are one of the few exceptions with the release of their ‘Big Fat Smile’ EP, so we decided to have a chat with them about the release, how the music video shoots were to promote the EP, and a small mention about vocalist Rob Damiani‘s recently revelead romance with Kelly Osbourne:

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LIVE: Don Broco @ The Roadhouse, Manchester (21/02/2011)

Date: February 21st, 2011
Venue: The Roadhouse, Manchester
Support: Leopards, From Embers, The Art Of Reason
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/donbroco

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Despite having released their first proper EP ‘Big Fat Smile’ a few days before the beginning of their current and first headlining tour, Don Broco have managed to reel in a considerable amount of attentione to themselves throughout most of the dates. Their show at The Roadhouse in Manchester is no exception.

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EP: Don Broco – Big Fat Smile

Release Date: February 14th, 2011
Label: Unsigned
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/donbroco

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The British pop-rock scene has been flooded to saturation point lately, with bands like You Me At Six, Kids In Glass Houses and Lostprophets all becoming household names. So the question I am posed with when listening to ‘Big Fat Smile’, with its infectious choruses and sugary sweet vocals, is what makes Don Broco stand out from the crowd? Well, they’ve got a few interesting ideas up their sleeves. Don Broco aren’t content to stick to the three-chord, 4/4 time convention of their genre, throwing in the occasional odd time-signature and technical guitar riff, and throughout this EP you may often be surprised by the complex rhythms and beats this band create. This leads to an interesting but subtle compound of styles.

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WHO TO WATCH IN 2011!

2011 is undoubtedly going to be bringing us lots of new exciting bands and artists, aswell as bringing some already existing acts into the light of recognition that they so rightfully deserve with all their hardwork and upcoming releases. Here’s just a select few acts we think are going to play a significant part this year:

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NEWS: Dance Gavin Dance announce support acts for London headline shows!

Sacramento’s Dance Gavin Dance have announced the support acts for both of their shows at the London Underworld in May. Here are the support bands for each night:

MAY 25 – LONDON, Underworld (w/ All Forgotten + Don Broco)
MAY 26 – LONDON, Underworld (w/ Yashin + The James Cleaver Quintet)

The band are playing two back-to-back headline shows, performing their debut ‘Downtown Battle Mountain’ and forthcoming record ‘Downtown Battle Mountain II’ in full on each respective night. Tickets are available from SeeTickets, or you can call 0844 871 8803.

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VIDEO: Don Broco – Beautiful Morning

Bertfordshire’s Don Broco have just released the music video for their forthcoming single, ‘Beautiful Morning’, set for release on February 7th 2011. The single is taken from their upcoming debut EP ‘Big Fat Smile’, due for release a week after the single on February 14th 2011. Have a little listen:

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VIDEO: Don Broco – Top Of The World

If you’re into planes and flying things then you might well enjoy Don Broco‘s new music video, for their track ‘Top Of The World’. There’s some fighting with crossbows and even some flames in there too, lovely stuff:

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NEWS: Don Broco announce debut EP and February UK tour!

Fun rock outfit Don Broco have announced that they’re to self-release their debut mini-album/EP, entitled ‘Big Fat Smile’ on February 14th 2011, and will feature their debut official single ‘Dreamboy’. The band have also announced a string of headline UK dates to coincide with the release, and can all be seen here:

FEBRUARY 15 – LEEDS, The Cockpit 3
FEBRUARY 16 – LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy 2
FEBRUARY 17 – ABERDEEN, Tunnels
FEBRUARY 18 – EDINGBURGH, Studio 24
FEBRUARY 19 – NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy 2
FEBRUARY 20 – SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy 2
FEBRUARY 21 – MANCHESTER, The Roadhouse
FEBRUARY 22 – BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy 3
FEBRUARY 23 – LONDON, The Garage
FEBRUARY 24 – NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
FEBRUARY 26 – PLYMOUTH, White Rabbit
FEBRUARY 27 – SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners
FEBRUARY 28 – NORWICH, Marquee

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NEWS: Don Broco release single Dreamboy!

Don Broco released their single ‘Dreamboy’ yesterday, which comes along with a sexy acoustic version of the same song as a b-side. The single is taken from their debut mini-album which is due for release in February 2011, and the video for the single can be seen here!

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VIDEO: Don Broco – Dreamboy

Cooky alt rockers Don Broco have brought out a funny romance led video for their summer track ‘Dreamboy’, just in time for their upcoming tour dates supporting Yashin and My Passion in October and November, respectively. They even dump someone in pool using a construction vehicle, and fly a plane in this one!

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