Brocker’s album Shambolic is the band’s third full length record, released on August 23rd 2019 and published by Bomber Music.
Recorded & mixed by Ale Barranco, mastered by Jordi Gil del Valle at Sputnik Studios in Seville (Spain) during March 2017.
Pako Mugica – Lead vocals & guitars
Janchi Mugica – Drums & backing vocals
Chris Aldridge – Bass & backing vocals
The track ‘Stoffel’ features Fernando Madina (Reincidentes, Spain), Manu and Ale Horror (Horror Business, Spain), Ale Barranco, Jon Madina, María García and Enrique Navarrete.
Keyboards in ‘Stoffel’ by Ale Barranco. Cover artwork by Antonio Pacelli. Logo and album design by Janchi Mugica.
“Taken as a whole, this was a very impressive set by a band that certainly knows its onions when it comes to punk. All three members are fine musicians and the vocals were spot on. So, all in all, this was a jolly good night, especially for a school night. I take my hat off to Brocker for a tip-top show and a fitting launch for their new album, that is anything but, Shambolic!” – RockShot Mag: Live Review of Shambolic’s Album Launch Party – Source
“This anthemic power rock from the British power trio shows Green Day how it’s done by picking up the flag of originality and taking the lead in the new indie. Stomp your feet and shake your fists all you want because this song and video call for that as a minimum. Taking it to the next level is very much easier said than done and BROCKER achieve that with the ease of a veteran act and talent of a new breed. Bravo!” – Jammerzine (US. Review of ‘Gimme Gimme Rock n’ Roll’ – Source)
“The gritty (Gimme Gimme Rock n’ Roll) track stays true to punk ethos and hits a sweet spot for anyone who fell in love with the Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack – Music Brackets (Los Angeles, US). Source.
“Rock n’ Roll tunes with Punk Rock attitude, with twists of Ska and Rockabilly. A must see live for a shot of stamina!” – Sound City Promotions
BROCKER have graced many big London venues including The Forum, Dingwalls, The Underworld, The Garage and Camden Barfly, and have shared the stage with many influential bands spanning many eras.
Between 2012 and 2013 the band released two singles, A Quiet One and The City Is Burning, which have been featured on several radio stations around the UK and USA. To promote them, BROCKER started touring all over England, playing more than 100 gigs in a year along bands like Subhumans, Peter & The Test Tube Babies, TRC, The Vibrators, The Stanfields (Canada), Louise Distras and TV Smith (ex The Adverts) to name a few.
The City is Burning promo video was released in May 2013 – this preceded the release of their second self-produced, full-length album Out of Order – recorded, mixed and mastered by Shane Shanahan of Wespoint Studios – and released in July that year. The year ended with a self-booked tour in Europe covering The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.
2014 saw BROCKER performing at the rapidly growing punk festival Another Winter of Discontent (AWOD) in London, alongside big names like The Partisans, The Filaments, The Restarts, P.A.I.N, Demob, Sick on The Bus and many others. Later that year, BROCKER opened for one of the most successful female rock n’ roll icons, Chrissie Hynde, plus one of the biggest new acts from the UK, Slaves. After that, BROCKER played at the Camden Underworld in London opening for Spanish punk legends Reincidentes. To end the year, the band supported second wave punk legends Vice Squad, and released their own video game, Killing Bieber.
2015 kicked off with the release of the One Man Mosh Pit promo video. Touring continued throughout the country and in Europe, with a mini-tour in Belgium with St Albans rockabilly friends The Zipheads, where BROCKER performed at the Belgian TT Classic.
In between touring, producer Paul Tippler (Placebo, Idlewild, New Town Kings) got in touch with the band and they recorded their brand new single Gimme Gimme Rock n’ Roll, plus the B side Incontrolable. The single was released in January 26th 2016 through a self-produced promo video.
In March 2017, the band headed to Sputnik Studios in Seville, Spain, to record their third self-produced, full-length album, while they continued playing gigs around the country.
Problems with the studio delayed the release of the album significantly, but on 15th Jul 2019, their video single ‘Something About Devils’ was finally released, just in time for their debut at Rebellion Festival on 3rd August 2019.
Not long after that, ‘Shambolic’ was released on 23rd August 2019, which was published by Bomber Music and has been featured on Punktastic, Power Play Magazine etc and have been playing with great acts like GBH and Montreal Psychobilly legends The Brains.
Fast-forward after the pandemic where not a lot happened, Ky left the band and Chris Aldridge (ex-Silo 18) joined on bass duties.
The band is now booking shows, taking their music everywhere they can.