It’s a refreshing take, though not necessarily one shared by many of their peers. There have been many rock records released during this period mired in the negativity and suffering of our current circumstances; so could Don Broco do what they do if they didn’t believe things will come good in the end?
“I don’t know,” says a bamboozled Rob. “That’s a good question.”
“If we thought touring was never going to come back?” wonders Si. “Could we do it in a world without live music? It would have to be a very conscious decision on our part.”
Given what the band have been through, then, does Amazing Things feel like the most important Don Broco album?
“I think so,” nods Matt.
“Yes,” is Tom’s more decisive take. “I think the break we’ve had [from touring] has given us the ability to assess and appreciate what we’ve done more quickly than with the other albums we’ve made.”
“Everyone’s life has been on hold, with the understanding that at some point we’re all coming back,” reasons Si. “So we, as a band, had to make it really fucking good. It can’t be alright, otherwise what have we been doing for a year-and-a-half? There’s going to be a tidal wave of new music coming, so to be heard above that you have to make something phenomenal.”
And have you?
“Absolutely,” the guitarist grins. “It’s a 10 out of 10.”
Don Broco's Amazing Things is out on September 17 via SharpTone. The band headline Slam Dunk Festival on September 4 and 5, and tour the UK in October and November – get your tickets now.
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