Alternative rock outfit Don Broco formed in Bedford, England in 2008. The members of the four-piece met during their time at Bedford Modern School, and after playing in different bands, vocalist Rob Damiani began writing music with Simon Delaney (guitar), Matt Donnelly (drums/vocals), and Luke Rayner (bass). They made a tenuous start and managed to play a few shows before each member left for university. At this turning point, they made a pact to return after they graduated and concentrate on the band. Once they had finished university in 2009, they booked more shows across the country and played in Leeds, Birmingham, and Manchester. This exposure led them to prestigious appearances at Camden Crawl and the Download Festival before the end of the year, as well as a coveted support slot with post-hardcore outfit Enter Shikari. In 2010 they released the self-recorded single "Dreamboy" and continued their relentless touring schedule.