Pop Punk is an easy genre to ridicule and jam into a pigeonhole. A cult of fringe-sporting adolescents with low hanging guitar straps and aspirations to soundtrack the next American Pie movie. However, I don’t think it’d be entirely fair to brand Manchester hailing Silver Story as this so early in their career. With only a trifecta of EPs under their collective belt this four piece have been in operation since 2008 and have although cultivated a sizeable fan-base their breaching into pop-punk stardom has yet to be seen.
‘Death Chorus’ Polar Bear Club’s third full-length album and first release with Rise Records. This album has caused controversy amongst fans as the New York band opted for a different sound.
“Blood Balloon” is the records opening track, and to old fans Stadt’s change in vocal style will be very apparent. The track is a perfect upbeat indication to what the album holds, punk tunes with catchy melodies and melancholic lyrics.
'Paper Bag Games' is the first studio album to showcase up and coming artist Adam Cullen’s and is set to gain him recognition on a global scale. With a variety of acoustic songs that blend indie, pop and folk music together as one, this artist is without a doubt the underground Ben Howard of 2013/2014. It’s important to note that Adam Cullen’s voice is different because it is more feminine, softer and maintains warmer tones.
We Are The In Crowd have announced that their second album ‘Weird Kids’ will be released on February 17th via Hopeless Records. ‘Weird Kids’ was produced by John Feldmann (The Used, All Time Low, Panic! At The Disco) and pre-orders for the album will begin on December 10th. Check out the track listing for the album below, and see what front woman Tay Jardine had to say about the new album:
“I don’t know that I’ve felt this way about our other records,” She continues, “I’ve been proud of our band for finishing an album. I was happy we got it done. But I’m really proud of this record, and that’s not something I can say easily…I’m as happy with it as I possibly could be.”
US and UK Tour Dates have also been announced. Full tour dates listed below can be found here.
When all four members of Lion Bark met at Music College, they knew that this was the band they had all dreamed of forming. They dropped out before their first year was even over and moved to a flat, over-looking the seafront to start what was going to be a long and rough journey. Made up of Guy Bangham on vocals, Zal Jones on drums, Ozzy Ellis on guitar and Josh Erişkin on bass: Lion Bark fuses together timeless British pop with easy post-punk guitars for a hazy and distinctive sound.
The duo have released details of a UK tour which will take place in February of 2014. The Loveless brothers will take their debut album to the road and play their biggest UK shows to date. The tour starts in Birmingham and finishes up in Sheffield, as well as playing a date at London’s Scala as part of the NME award shows, where The Wytches will be special guest support as well as Traams, who will support on all dates.
Tickets go on sale Friday December 6, find all ticket details here. Drenge will play:
Birmingham, Hare and Hounds (Feburary 19, 2014) London, Scala (20) Glasgow, Stereo (22) Stockton, The Georgian Theatre (23) Brighton, Komedia (25) Bristol, The Fleece (27) Sheffield, The Plug (March 1)
Lorde has released a music video for “Team” from her debut album ‘Pure Herione’. Check out what Lorde has to say about the video below:
“this video was borne from a dream i had a few months ago about teenagers in their own world, a world with hierarchies and initiations, where the boy who was second in command had acne on his face, and so did the girl who was queen. i dreamt about this world being so different to anything anyone had ever seen, a dark world full of tropical plants and ruins and sweat. and of this world, i dreamt about tests that didn’t need to be passed in order to be allowed in: sometimes the person who loses is stronger. enjoy xx”
Neck Deep haven’t even released an album yet but they were able to headline Australia off the back of two EPs. That’s pretty impressive. Playing at Fowler’s Live, I was eager to see how one of the most hyped UK bands would perform and I wasn’t disappointed. Adelaide pop punk fans came out of hiding to give Neck Deep a send-off to remember.
Trophy Eyes took to the stage with their blend of melodic hardcore and pop punk. The five piece from Newcastle were energetic and fast paced as expected. Sydney’s Forever Ends Here was up next and they played a short but sweet set. The band had a few dedicated fans in the audience who happily sang along. Their cover of New Found Glory’s “My Friends Over You” was a highlight. Nothing beats New Found Glory in my eyes.