Sunday, 29 May 2011
Don Broco - Beautiful Morning
Coming to the end of their May tour across the UK, Don Broco can look back with a sense of satisfaction - their debut album Big Fat Smile being received with rave reviews from both Kerrang and Rock Sound.
And when it comes to positive feelings, their single Beautiful Morning is right up their with the best of them, channelling impassioned choruses of 'Up, Up Away!' delivered with particular poignancy by lead singer Rob Damiani.
For many post-hardcore bands, it's so easy for them to become lost in attempts to demonstrate what they can do with their guitars, how 'big' they can make their sound, this constant drive to prove their musicianship - so much so that any essence of an actual, solid song seems to become secondary.
It's extremely refreshing then to see Don Broco actually delivering a track which stands up on its roundedness - it has proper verses, a good chorus, and guitar hooks that are precise rather than inelegant bludgeons to the senses. Beautiful indeed...