Modern songwriting is not confined by industry rules or genre expectations, and that’s a liberating thing when fused with genuine passion and skillful musicianship – as is the case with this band.
This album is immense. Even if it were the work of a band, the sheer creative energy, passion & detail is enough to blow so many other rock acts out of the water right now.
A mighty pop-rock album, a wonderful playlist that grows more and more enjoyable the further into it you get – and more so with each new listen afterwards.
The rush of our routine connects to this concept of the rat race, not leaving ourselves free to consider the truth or to discuss ideas about the underlying point of existence. It’s a heavy topic, but they’re a heavy band & more than equipped to tackle it.
The details work well, the carefree storytelling style seems to make everything seem OK – as is the role of punk rock, to normalize volume & chaos or at least to draw attention to it & create a shared understanding.
Shorelines to Sutton have done everything right in getting to where they are. The musicianship is on point, impressive & expressive at the same time, varied & interesting, tight. The songwriting is real & meaningful.
Contrabland have ideas for miles & their music underlines these in a gorgeously alternative, hard-hitting way. This album is loaded with melodies, riffs, hooks, raw energy.
The lyrics spearhead the trivialities increasingly fixated on by the youth of American culture, taking deeper stabs with each consecutive verse.
The songs pour through with their own sense of style, a certain fusion of genres, endless levels of passion & wonderful lyricism.
A two-track bonanza, set to immediately take many listeners back to their teenage years – when punk-pop was the soundtrack to our carefree lives.
Almost Awake are an incredibly impressive new band – their sound is so well polished and musically on point that it feels as if they must have been playing together for a hell of a long time. Cloudwalker is a great introduction to their approach to creativity; an emotionally driven, multi-layered punk-pop track that brings with it … Continued
The band paint these songs from blank canvasses into multi-layered, thoughtfully connected works of expression. On top of this; they bring audiences that essential, authentic rock energy that is so often missing from modern music.