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Broke - EP Review: Douse Another Care

04 Dec 2023 // A review by Kerry MB

Broke are a five-piece from Taranaki who love to jam and make great music together.

What started out originally as a solo project by Hamish McDonald (lead guitar and vocals) and resulted in a self-written, recorded and produced debut album Momento Mori in 2021, eventually paved the way for the lads to make it official and start creating new music together.

Douse Another Care is their debut EP as a band and shows off their love of all things punk rock, layers of melody, great riffs and above all, having a damn good time doing it.

First up is opening track, Need. No time for easing in gently here. It’s a ferociously catchy number made for seeing live. Fast and to the point, there are remnants of The Living End here, but the intensity is all Broke. Such a cool upbeat opener.

Next up, recently released single, Urgency has everything you need for that mid-summer, outdoor concert, beer in hand swag. It has a solid ska punk, no regrets vibe and is another catchy, upbeat number.

Staying within their lane, but also showing diversity, on last track, Save You From You which is an absolute ripper. Broke are not afraid to draw outside the lines, and this track stands strong with another stand out, Loser. A heavy, devastating bass opens it up, only to pave the way for some riff-tastic delirium that will get your moving.

This five track EP may be short and to the point, but it sure packs a punch for what it does offer, and Broke show exactly why they’re in this punk rock game and show us how it’s done.

Douse Another Care is the EP for the punk rock summer you never saw coming.

 

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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