Interview With Don Broco 26th January 2012
Photo Of Don Broco © Copyright Robert LawrenceRob caught up with Rob and Matt from Don Broco to talk about supporting Four Year Strong, their forthcoming album and their main highlights from the past twelve months.

First of all can you give us a brief history of the band such as how you came together and came up with the name Don Broco?
Rob, Vocals) Yeah, were all mates from school, from day one, we've been a band now for about 3 years, touring the UK no stop since we started really, bought out our first EP last February, and that's when things kicked off for us.

Matt, Drums)We tried to tour as much as possible,it was a self released EP, we got some good press and momentum from it, then it all culminated last summer, with us playing Reading and Leeds, a childhood ambition realised for us.

Who would you say your main musical influences are?
Rob) Were a rock band predominately, Incubus, Biffy Clyro, Deftones, Reubanm Brand New, we listen to pop punk too, like New found glory, Blink 182. We bring as much as we can in to it to mix up the songs as much as possible,

Matt) as with all bands we've diversified, we also listen to bands like Maroon 5, bit of pp in there,

You are currently on the road supporting Four Year Strong, how did this opportunity come about?
Rob) We heard that they were touring,we put the feelers out and let people know that we'd love to do it and it came off, and they were up for It too.

Were stoked to be here, were massive fans of the band, and the timing is right, we just finished up in the studio, and its gonna be full steam ahead now in 2012.

Tonight is only the second night of the tour but how have things been so far?
Were playing some new songs along with some classics.

Matt) We've only played in Brighton once, but everything went to plan, no problems, couldnt of asked for more. The FYS crowd were up for listening to us.

Once the current Four Year Strong tour comes to an end what do you have planned?
Rob, Finshing off our stuff for the album, all the boring stuff like admin, art work, promotion stuff, photos, then doing our own tour in support of the album then it'll be festival season.

I understand that you have been busy working on your debut album, how is that coming along and when can we expect it to be released?
Matt) After playing Reading last year, we started work on our album, Which at the moment is so close to the end of the tunnel, we just gotta tweak it here and there, and it should be with people hopefully around the summer.

What can you tell us about the forthcoming album?
If you've heard our EP, if you liked that then you'll love this album, its sort of a progression of our sound, its heavy, its classic Broco sound, heavy in parts, good mix of melodys and riffs, lyrically its more personal that our last one, personal issues, you'll have to listen to get it all. its nice and varied.

What would you say your biggest highs and lows as a band have been so far?
Rob) the high was the festival season last year, Reading and leeds was awesome, being on the radio, TV, the BBC red button, Scott Mills playing us.

Matt) The lows are playing to no one sometimes, being cold and wet at venues, but we kept going, its all worth it even if you have to spend a few nights depressed

What do you think about the digital revelation killing off the music business?
Rob, MAtt) I think its great that the music is so available, if there's something I've heard I can instantly find it, I listen to a lot of varied music now, now being in a band myself, I think it should be up to the band how much they wanna give away and hold back, but the only way were gonna make money is people buying CDs, coming to shows, buying merch,its gutting that the amount of time and effort we've put into making the album, an all the people involved make something and then have it stolen.

Where do you hope to see Don Broco in a year’s time?
Rob, Matt) Well were very confident of this album and we hope people love it as much as we do, in a years time we hope to be getting out more and touring out of the UK, like mainland Europe and America, spreading the word, and take the next step up.

One last random question that we ask every band, if you could be an animal out of a Zebra or a Giraffe which would you be and why?
Matt) Zebra, the long neck on a giraffe seems awkward! If I was in steel panther, I'd be wearing the Zebra print.
Rob)I'd be a zebra they look cooler!

Thanks for your time is there a message for your fans reading this?
We just wanna thank our fans for sticking with us, staying patient while we were in the studio, which will be coming out soon, watch this space.

Interview by Robert Lawrence
 Band Members

Rob Damiani
Simon Delaney
Matt Donnelly
Tom Doyle
 Latest Releases
Don Broco - Big Fat Smile
Release Date - 14th February 2011

1 Dreamboy
2 Metalface
3 Beautiful Morning
4 Top Of The World
5 I'm Good
6 Do What We Do
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