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Side By Side

by BROKOF

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    Out Of Luck 05:05
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    Lost In The City 03:34
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    The Walls Of Indifference 03:39
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    Two Steps Back 03:49
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    Until Now 03:37
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    A Man Without A Name 03:17
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    Luck Complete 04:41
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  8. 8 Free Cooperate 03:24
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    The One 04:58
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    This Life 02:48
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    A Thousand Times 05:54
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    Oh Love 04:09
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    When All Was Gone 05:59
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Softly, Softly, Catchee Monkey

by Brokof

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    Devils & Sharks 02:51
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  2. 2 Smile 03:14
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    Here Comes The Man 04:15
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    Angels 03:57
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    Lonesome Times 02:56
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    Goodbye 06:37
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    Run Run Run 04:34
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    Until The End 05:45
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    This Place 07:35
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"(BROKOF)…has you smitten by song one before topping this with the hit “Smile”. And then it goes on and on, getting not worse but better. Acoustic, often mid-tempo, energy: everything works. Can’t all local bands be a little bit like this? Just good, cool without pretension, relaxed, no daft German lyrics, not loudmouths or cry babies, not grant-subsidised-arts-council-pop ... keep it here, keep it good, keep it up as long as possible.“
TERZ, 2010
 
"Brokof serve indie-pop with a side order of folk & noise redolent of artists from Wilco to the Velvet Underground. It’s slightly old-fashioned, and that is a good thing. As the four band members have invested so much blood, sweat and tears into their analogue production, Brokof also sound like their roots grow directly from the Americana savannah. In their songs, they take on the big topics with a melancholic lightness of touch: love, death and the search for oneself."
BYTE FM, 2010
 
"I find it very uplifting that there are still bands which can timelessly combine folk, Americana and classic singer-songwriting and also come from Berlin. But the fact that the quartet Brokof come from Germany is not evident in their sound, which is at once classic, international, indebted to the right role models (from the Beatles to No Depression) and above all rich in wonderful choral singing and multi-voice harmonies. The opener (Side By Side) is a goose-bump-generating folk pop wonder with e-piano and acoustic guitar, and once again this truly captivating harmony singing…"Oh Love" could also have come from the splendid Turin Brakes. The finale "When All Was Gone" revels in the undying-sunny-psychedelia-vibe which characterised Crosby, Stills and Nash at their best….An amazingly mature achievement for a relatively young band."
JOE WHIRLYPOP, Glitterhouse , 2012
 
„Put simply: in Brokof, one of Germany’s most interesting folk-rock bands awaits discovery.“
STERN.DE, 2012
 
"An excellent record…"
ROLLING STONE, 2012
 
"…BROKOF manage to put their own stamp on indie-folk-pop with a pleasant temperament and gorgeous melodies which never fail to surprise in their contours and never quite end up where the clichés would have them go."
WESTZEIT, 2012
 
"How wonderful: autumn in all its finery is here and Berlin band Brokof have also arrived with their second album. After the fantastic insider tip “Smile” from debut “Softly, Softly, Catchee Monkey” in 2010, here are thirteen fresh new tracks. So: they’re back and they’ve dug up some diamonds. The mix of Wilco-esque pathos and Weakerthans folk is bound on “Side by Side” with indie and well-executed pop to create a jewel ideally suited to a premiere on the balcony with the winter’s first glass of mulled wine. The four Berliners have managed to wrap songs of uncertainty and fragility in a album free from cliché…The band is likeable just for coming from Berlin, the heart of electronic music, and not bothering with a single synth break. Thumbs up for Berlin. It’s about time.
SLEAZE MAG, 2012
 
"We could listen to this kind of indie rock "A Thousand Times"! Our favourite song from Mixed Tape 27 band
BROKOF's new album takes its time for an epic build-up that oscillates between calm passages and wonderwalls of sound."
MERCEDES BENZ MIXED TAPE, 2012
 
"… A drumbeat ambles through the steppe; a lonely guitar rings out – this is a restrained record which derives its fascination from the contrast between thoughtful lyrics and airy melodies."
DIE WELT, Album of the week, 2012
 
"This is the sound of four guys who can play their instruments and have something to say finding each other."
MELODIE & RHYTHMUS, 2012
 
"Authentic, direct and impressive ... thirteen tracks of the finest classic pop song writing."
CONCERTO (Austria), 2012
 
"The Beatles in folk could be a description for what these four Berliners produce."
MÄRKISCHE ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG, 2012 
 
 
 
DISCOGRAPHY
 
Sorry Gilberto vs Brokof (Split EP, 2007)
A/B  (EP, 2010)
Softly, Softly, Catchee Monkey (LP, 2010)
Side By Side (LP, 2012)
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“I was sitting out on my balcony staring down at my naked feet. I guess I'm not so bright, no I don't shine no light.” Set neither inside nor outdoors the opening line of second album Side By Side sums up a band whose music shifts between observation of the world and self-reflection. Should we take part or hold back? Join in or look on? These are the questions of witnesses torn between the temptations of urban living and the need to actually contemplate life and its sensibilities. 
BROKOF deliver the soundtrack of an anxious generation perpetually stuck between giving up and breaking out. Where is my place in a world ever more hostile? How do I break down walls of disinterest? How can I get people to commit? How can I get closer to a love I can live? Miles away from irony and with awareness of the obstacles blocking the way, they ask tough questions but refuse simple answers.