DON BROCO play King Tut’s as part of their intimate tour in which they introduce material from their new album, Automatic (released August 7), and as this is the chance to get up close and personal with the pop-rockers in one of Glasgow’s most revered and intimate venues; the place in absolutely packed.
The last time DON BROCO played in Glasgow they were headlining the Kerrang! tour at the O2 Academy back in February, so a lot of arms must have been bitten and chewed to be granted a golden ticket into this special gig.
The quartet play a blistering set, which is a genre smashing mix of alt-rock, dance-pop, with rousingly catchy choruses, which are sang word for word by the Glaswegian crowd.
Some of the new tracks have an edgy and somewhat more serious tonality to them, however this hints at a more mature and intelligent song-writing trajectory, which also leaves a speculative aftertaste that these boys are in this for the long run.
The set is a pretty safe bet to keep the fans happy with songs like ‘You Wanna Know’, ‘Priorities’, ‘You Got It Girl’ and ‘Whole Truth’, but the band inevitably throw in an abundant supply of new tracks including the infectious ‘What You Do To Me’, ‘Superlove’, ‘Automatic’, ‘Fire’ and ‘Nerve’, which are received just as fantastically as their older tunes.
Rob Damiani and co performs a solid set with the new material sounding promising in a smaller venue and it will be interesting to hear songs from Automatic played in larger venues that DON BROCO seem more accustomed to these days.
Words: Derek Robertson
Photos: Jayjay Robertson