Dork Radio
Now playing:
In the mag...
Featuring Foals, King Nun, Pumarosa, Feet and loads more.
Order a copy
November 2019
Review

Broods - Conscious

Broods are going for it good and proper.
Broods - Conscious
Published: 8:59 am, June 24, 2016
Broods are going for it good and proper.



'Album' of 'the Week'



Label: Capitol
Released: June 24th 2016
Rating: ★★★★

“Pop’s cool again,” Broods’ Caleb Nott told us when chatting about new album ‘Conscious’, “and that’s awesome.”

It doesn’t take a genius to work out why the New Zealand duo might be delighted that the Real Authentic Music With An Acoustic Guitar And The Sincerity Of A Baked Potato crew have been chased out of town. Conscious is an album designed for one reason. From the a cappella opening of first track ‘Free’, Broods are going for it good and proper.



While they may not have the iconic, singular sound of fellow sibling duo Tegan & Sara, Broods certainly sound like a band comfortable going big. Lorde co-write ‘Heartlines’ stands out as you’d expect - struck through the middle with that smoky, subtle DNA. Elsewhere, the ballads outnumber the bangers, but Broods have more than a passing talent for the former. When they do go for the hook, like the chorus to ‘Couldn’t Believe’, they rarely miss their mark.

More immediacy might shoot their star even higher, but one thing’s for sure; pop is only getting cooler. Stephen Ackroyd

Give all this a try

Biig Piig: Finding a home in music
Feature

Biig Piig: Finding a home in music

Biig Piig infuses her intimate neo-soul vignettes with influences from her time growing up in Spain.
Pumarosa dive headfirst into an exciting new future
Feature

Pumarosa dive headfirst into an exciting new future

Their debut album ‘The Witch’ was a critical darling, but with its arrival came news that changed everything for Pumarosa. Now back with a second album which rips up expectation; they’re a band reborn.
Foals: Extinction Rebels
Feature

Foals: Extinction Rebels

Nearly 15 years after forming, Foals have just released their most outward-looking record to date, heralding a new era of social accountability, visceral lyrics and a commitment to saving our dying planet. That's if Yannis doesn't do himself another mischief first…
Matt Maltese: "It was a mix of not giving a fuck, but also really giving a fuck"
Feature

Matt Maltese: "It was a mix of not giving a fuck, but also really giving a fuck"

Matt Maltese on album number two, and embracing the ballad.
Like this? Subscribe to Dork and get every issue delivered direct to your door anywhere on the planet.
CONTACT PRIVACY ADVERTISE

© 2018 The Bunker Publishing