The Bedford based four piece are back ready to delight our eardrums with another new album.

Following on from the alternative rock band’s last release ‘Technology‘ back in 2018, this body of work really sets Don Broco apart from the rest.

First up is the instantly catchy ‘Gumshield’, which has an infectious hook from the get-go which is sure to get your head bopping! The music video depicts lead singer, Rob Damiani in a boxing match with UK champion Dave ‘White Rhino’ Allen. The video also features a David Beckham lookalike – it definitely is one to watch!

‘Manchester Super Reds No. 1 Fan’ is a gritty track speaking about haters of the band and how they are still going to carry on regardless of negativity. ‘Swimwear Season’ is a song which instantly gets you intrigued. The subtle electronic beat leads into a guitar driven chorus, which really shows how diverse Don Broco can be. The song talks lyrically about a partner that wants bigger and better of everything and that doesn’t suit the other person.

‘Endorphins’ is a rock belter, featuring heavy guitar riffs in the catchy chorus, while Damiani’s falsetto croons in the verses. ‘One True Prince’ is a track which seems entirely different from the rest, with a definite nod to Deftones in terms of instrumentals. Drummer Matt Donnelly sings the verses with Damiani belting out the infectiously good chorus. The mix of vocals works so well here!

Next up is ‘Anaheim’, which is a groovy synth based ballad. It is a real shift from the heavy guitar filled tracks earlier on the release, which proves that ‘Amazing Things’ is certainly versatile. ‘Uber’ is a highlight on the album, discussing the trials and tribulations of the popular American taxi firm. The electro-rock hook gets you instantly humming along from the start, making it even more fantastic with the infectious chorus that follows.

‘How Are You Done With Existing?’ seems to talk about a potential relationship breakdown, with Damiani singing that he doesn’t want things to be over. The bridge of the song features an epic guitar solo, which really helps to bring the track into its own. The next single is ‘Bruce Willis’, which clearly takes inspiration from the Die Hard films. The same goes for the instrumentals, with some hardcore guitar riffs and Damiani almost rapping vocally. This is definitely one of the more memorable tracks on the album.

‘Revenge Body’ is all about the popular obsession with going to the gym and working out. This is also a track worth listening to, with another inevitably catchy hook doing the talking. ‘Bad 4 Ur Health’ lyrically speaks about someone trying to tell Damiani what to do and how to life his live. This song is instantly a winner with the funk inspired groove in the background and the hard hitting chorus to match. The last track is ‘Easter Sunday’. This song moves in a totally different direction, talking about the current state of the world with the Covid-19 pandemic. The track discusses the personal tragic loss of drummer, Donnelly losing three uncles within a month to the virus.

Overall, this album has real potential to do well. There is a real mix of different styles and experimentations which have led to the creation of ‘Amazing Things’. This album is a true musical shift from previous electronic based work into more of a electro-rock sound, which we are totally here for! It is definitely worth a listen and is sure to please Don Broco fans old and new.

‘Amazing Things’ is out now on all streaming platforms via SharpTone Records.

Verdict: 4/5

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