On the last lap of their UK tour before heading off on the final Vans Warped Tour, Don Broco gave Brighton a muscular, bruising demonstration of their powers. Technology, their third studio album, ramped up the stadium rock sound for the Bedford band and has seemingly turned them into major contenders for the next level. Tonight proved that that next step will surely soon be made. With two superb support bands in Beach Riot and The LaFontaines, fans of all things loud were in delirium from beginning to end.
Technology has changed our world. Don Broco’s Technology is going to change the rock world. The third album from the Bedford boys is a huge leap forward, one that sees them confidently eyeing up the territory of some of the biggest rock groups in the world, from this or any other era. Whereas their previous release, Automatic, was a more traditional ‘big’ rock sound, this one signals both an evolution and a revolution. Taking inspiration from the prevalent big issues of the modern world, topics such as fake news, our growing obsession with social media, racism and depression all raise their ugly heads. Yet, where many others tackle these subjects, Technology elevates them by also containing some bone-crunching riffs and a sleek update of their previous 80s-tinged sound.