Don Broco have released their new single ‘Gumshield’, taken from the forthcoming new album “Amazing Things”, which will be released on the 17th September via Sharptone Records.
“Gumshield” is the ferocious album opener and a vital statement of intent, showcasing the power and excitement to come across “Amazing Things” twelve tracks. It explores the pitfalls of social media, specifically the damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don’t nature of taking a position on issues online.
In the lead up to release, lead singer Rob Damiani has been documenting his boxing training regime via social media, ahead of committing to his first professional fight, a daredevil step into the ring against UK British Heavyweight champion Dave ‘White Rhino’ Allen. Their social media spats and vigorous training have had fans and media alike speculating as to what’s about to happen.
Rob shares, “Excited to share our new song & video for ‘Gumshield’! After Tom’s fake wedding for the last album and the Beckham fan account hacking on our Instagram before ‘Manchester Super Reds’, we wanted to bow out on one final prank.
“After seeing all these YouTubers try their hand at boxing, we thought it would be an interesting experiment to see if we could convince people I was deluded enough myself to fight a professional boxer. The song itself is about the anxiety that comes with posting online and the fear of resulting arguments so the divisive nature of my entrance to the sport personally hit all those triggers for me!
“Teaming up with Dave Allen on this was so much fun, hilarious guy and proper top bloke, though think I could definitely have him if we ever had a real fight ;)” Allen adds, “It has been a great experience working with the Don Broco team on the music video, a great bunch of lads who are very innovative and smart, Rob can’t actually fight though x.”
- See the video, at the bottom of the page…
“Gumshield” follows the release of the album’s first single “Manchester Super Reds No.1 Fan”. “Amazing Things” is the band’s fourth album, and follows the release of 2018’s “Technology”, a Top 5 album in the UK chart and has had more than 100 million streams. 2015’s “Automatic” provided the band with their first Top 10 album in the UK.
Don Broco have previously sold-out arena shows across the UK, headlining Wembley Arena after selling out Alexandra Palace, as well as festival performances around the world including Vans Warped Tour, Download, Reading and Leeds. They have also toured with the likes of Mike Shinoda, State Champs, Dance Gavin Dance and Our Last Night in the US as well as selling out their own debut US headline tour.
This year the band will headline Slam Dunk festival in September, before heading out on their own UK headline tour, which includes multiple nights in UK Cities, culminating with two shows at London’s Brixton Academy. (Dates above on tour poster.)