After hearing "An Honest Mistake" way back in 2003, I knew that this would be a band to listen out for. I waited, and waited and waited, and finally in late 2004, the news of the Bravery album arrived.
Formed barely a year ago in their native New York, The Bravery are about to de-flower(s) Killers-obsessed indie nations across the globe. In a world where Hot Fuss seems to be the essential album, musically, The Bravery matches it 12 months on.
The album won't dissapoint. Kicking off with the stunning "An Honest Mistake", a tragic tale of post-twin towers love and loss, and then following through with the fantastic "No Breaks", a confession about life slipping out of control, ending with the line "I never know what I should do, can I leave it up to you". Needless to say, after the first listen you'll be hooked.
Naturally, The Bravery's mission is to provide us with thourough electro-indie/rock rather than engage us in deep emotional thought, but lyrically, The Bravery are superb.
Other tracks to listen out for are "Tyrant", "Fearless" and the fantastic "Unconditional". Without a doubt, The Bravery will become one of, if not THE biggest band of 2005.