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Broke - Single Review: Need

14 Jun 2023 // A review by Peter K Malthus

Need is the latest single from Taranaki punk rockers Broke

It leaps straight out of the gate with snarling, anthemic punk attitude, a rolling and rollicking beat with guitars up to eleven. A powerful delivery from vocalist Aidan Rogers recalls a tale of a relationship rent asunder, only to be rebuilt after some time with the benefit of hindsight and perspective, a tale of letting go of contention and division in order to focus on what is truly important, finally bringing peace.

A well-structured song that doesn't let up in the energy stakes, and has a strong sense of melody with a superbly complimentary and danceable rhythm. There are some fantastic vocal harmonies, suitably angry yet warmly delicious guitar tones, poundingly fat bass, and monstrous drums- all the elements for a good time. Broke have done a commendable job of capturing and producing this track themselves.

I'm strongly reminded of The Living End, which in my book is an excellent thing, I still thrash the daylights out of their early stuff. I hear a strong presence of that same type of high-intensity rockabilly style, so that gets me ready to put on my dancing shoes and crank it up loud.

Give this a nudge next time you Need a good high-volume blowout, it's a hell of a good time. Nice work


Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Broke

Broke is a punk / alternative rock band from the heart of Taranaki.

The band consists of five good mates who have recently come together to build upon Hamish’s solo work and collaborate on new material. They have a real passion for music and love to play high energy gigs.

Their music ranges from fast punk rock riffs to ska beats inclusive of groovy bass runs, lead breaks, with a punchy back rhythm, and dynamic melodies.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Broke

Releases

Douse Another Care
Year: 2023
Type: EP

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