Broken Bricks Pasquale

Broken Bricks Pasquale
Toronto, ON band Broken Bricks don't hide behind anything on their debut ― the production is sparse, as is the instrumentation ― so all they have to fall back on are their songs. And for the most part, those songs do a pretty good job holding Pasquale together. Their Nuggets-inspired rock might not offer much in the way of depth but their genuine enthusiasm helps to ensure that their shortcomings can be overlooked, at least until the midway point. But about then, the tinny sound begins to get a little annoying, hiding some of the band's range and subtlety. Plus, there are too many songs that go on beyond the three-minute mark, by which time the band are just treading water and not offering anything new. Yet as an unsigned band putting out their first collection of songs, Broken Bricks demonstrate plenty of potential. And with a gentle push in the right direction they should be able to live up to it. (Independent)