Pop Punk Reviews

Trophy Eyes - The American Dream
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Trophy Eyes – The American Dream (, )
5th September 2018 -

In a climate where a lot of pop-punk (emo/melo-hardcore/whatever-you-want-to-call-them-core) bands are sounding like their contemporaries and not doing much to change things up, people are crying for bands that are doing something different, and along come Australian 5-piece Trophy Eyes. Whilst their debut certainly wasn’t anything unique, they’ve always been very good at what they do. With the release of… Read More »

Real Friends Composure Album Cover Artwork
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Real Friends – Composure ()
3rd August 2018 -

Pop Punk gets a bad rap. Tarred with the kiddie brush and knocked off as a phase as well as something you will just grow out of.  While it does go down the candyfloss and bubblegum route more than its contemporaries the genre at its best when it toughens itself up or spreads it wings. For every All Time Low… Read More »

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Funeral Shakes – Funeral Shakes (Self Titled) (, , , )
1st May 2018 -

It’s rare a band name properly encapsulates their sound. Metallica, check. Megadeth, check. Against Me!,  check. Funeral Shakes are another in this lineage. The name Funeral Shakes conjures up the perfect image of a band that are aggressive and in your face – but having fun with it. Formed by Gallows drummer Lee Barratt, along with members of Nervus (Em… Read More »

Tonight Alive Underworld Album Cover Artwork
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Tonight Alive – Underworld (, )
12th January 2018 -

I fell in love with Tonight Alive the minute I heard them. They are a band that changes with every album, and even though I wasn’t as keen on Limitless, their previous album as many were, I still appreciated the artistry that went into it. It was with great anticipation and a tiny bit of trepidation i waited see what… Read More »

Bowling For Soup Acoustic In A Freakin English Church DVD Artwork Cover
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Bowling For Soup – Acoustic in a Freakin’ English Church Live DVD ()
27th April 2017 -

I have seen Bowling For Soup live several times over the years. In fact, they are one of my favourite live bands to see. But I never imagined in my wildest dreams I would see them do an acoustic show in a church. Saying that though, this is a bit of a rare treat, so I was definitely curious to… Read More »