Don Broco live in London
- By Hannah Mahony -
- Jul 11, 2012
If my last Virgin Red Room post was one of female crush indulgence, then tonight’s review of Don Broco at Shoreditch’s XOYO, was to be a night of male musician swooning (musical swooning of course, my musical objectivity sees no end).
If you haven’t seen the Broco boys live before, you’re in for a treat – visually yes, but even more so musically. Having seen them perform a handful of times prior, from smaller venues to festival stages – the boys of Broco never fail to impress.
Where other band’s energy levels falter mid-show and even mid-tour, Don Broco seem to simply switch their Duracell-bunny-like mode to overdrive. Frontman Rob Damiani sets the high workout pace as he jumps, dances and leaps in and out of the audience and up and down from the stage.
Simon (guitar), Tom (bass) and Matt (drums) all follow suit, still playing with musical rigour and precision. Their some-what melancholy, live electronic song introductions are only contradicted in each song performance by the heavy yet perfected ruckus that the boys have embraced as their own.
Older tracks such as ‘Thug Workout’ (which sees Rob divide and encourage and already dangerously active mosh), receives as much applaud and appreciation as newer tracks ‘Dreamboy’ and ‘Beautiful Morning’ . Even brand new song ‘Priorities’, already has dedicated fans singing along and throwing a menagerie of shapes. And I’m sure many Londoners will agree with me, that if you can encourage dancing in Shoreditch on a Tuesday night – then you’re onto a money making success!