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ALBUM REVIEW: Don Broco – Priorities

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There’s no denying the past 12 months have sky rocketed Bedford boys, Don Broco in to the public eye. After starting 2012 supporting American pop punkers Four Year Strong, the band have taken this year head on and completely made their mark on the UK Music scene.

If all the touring wasn’t enough, the boys have also got round to releasing their first full length album – Priorities. However, it’s not like the Broco Boys are any strangers to releasing records, their 2011 release Big Fat Smile was backed by a large following of fans with the release of track Beautiful Morning, attracting lots of attention after making its way onto the radio airwaves. With 2011 out of the way, it’s safe to say Priorities, hosting 11 tracks show the boys finally coming into their element.

The album shows a much more mature sound than the previous release, with some songs appearing to have much more depth than we’ve seen from them before. Particularly in track Back in the day, which may seem like a slower number for the band but it packs a few punches in the powerful chorus.

Whether you’ve followed Don Broco from the start or only just hearing their music for the first time, there’s no escaping the fact that frontman Rob Damiani and co can produce a tune which will have you singing along in no time at all. Don’t believe us?  Give Fancy Dress a try and you’ll know all the words after a few listens.

In My World showcases Damiani’s raw and distinctive vocals at their finest. He possesses a voice that enables Don Broco to stand out in today’s competitive music circuit, where every alternative sounding band wants to make it into the charts.

It’s safe to say that the title track from the album has to be the highlight, which gained ultimate hype after its release back in May. You can watch the video on YouTube and believe us when we say that you’ll be singing “I miss you pumpkin, I miss you babe” for the rest of the day.

The only thing that seems to be letting down this album is that parts of it can sound a little samey. Some tracks sound particularly alike; although the band do set themselves apart vocally there are some songs that have a very strong presence of the rough and edgy sound, so favoured by Lower than Atlantis. However on the other hand, both bands are killing it in the UK at the moment, so this could easily be seen as a positive too.

If you’re looking for a new band to brighten up your day or just fancy a good sing-song, then Don Brocos’ Priorities is the album you need to get listening too.

9/10

Standout Track: Priorities

For Fans Of: Lower than Atlantis, Futures, Deaf Havana

Written by: Stevie-Leigh Blackburn

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