Following the release of their top five album Technology and sold out run of UK dates, Don Broco have recently announced a new string of live shows for April which includes Oxford’s O2 Academy.
Released to widespread critical acclaim in February, Technology became the band’s second top 10 album and first to break the top five. After selling out both their Alexandra Palace gig last year to more than 10,000 fans and their current tour, the band have now announced they will return from their US tour to play extra venues.
The new album finds the band filtering their charismatic 80s pop-infected rock, through far-flung genres of metal, funk and electronics.
The result is a record featuring the band’s most inventive, intelligent and infectious songs yet, with tracks inspired by their world tours, fake news and the effects of the Brexit campaign, while also addressing personal privacy and smart phone surveillance among songs inspired by relationships and their experiences in the music industry.
Elaborating on their hugely popular T-Shirt Song from the Technology album, lead vocalist Rob says: “It’s one of the most emotional songs on the record, inspired by a close friend who had just been through a dark break-up.
“While writing the song it was also a difficult time for me emotionally, and one night I found myself in a club where the DJ was playing the Baywatch theme tune. Anyone who’s been to a cheesy club night will know this is the moment everyone takes off their T-shirt and swings it round their head.
“I didn’t really feel like it, but I joined in and as stupid as it sounds it really made me feel better. That was the start of the process by which I came to realise there was light at the end of the tunnel. This song is about going through hell and coming out the other side stronger for it.”
Don Broco will play at the Oxford O2 Academy on Thursday April 26 at 7pm.
Full price tickets are £28.65. To book, head to academymusicgroup.com