Hometruths – Newcastle, England, United Kingdom Pop-Punk is the undefeatable facet of the Punk music scene. Hometruths and the ‘Daydream’ single fit into this very facet, one that despite minimal adaptation, has managed to well-survive its initial explosion way-back-when. Hometruths hail from Newcastle and via the North American stylistic, purvey a melodic, riff-laden, jagged Easycore
Always The Same – Helsinki, Finland. It’s time for another short one, this time introducing Always The Same, a Pop-Punk band from Helsinki, Finland. A band taking influence from the golden age melodic Punk music and repurposing to their needs through a lens constructed primarily from the Pop-Punk music of the early 2000s and 2010s.
Project Revise – Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. Pop-Punk is a genre that has a fair amount of nostalgia attached to it. Many of us look back on the days of our youth and reminisce about the bands we used to hole-up in our rooms and listen to whilst stewing in their own hormonal angst. Whilst
CF98 – Kraków, Poland. Skate Punk is a genre that has been very much ubiquitous and omnipresent since its initial drop down the halfpipe, populating the airwaves with some of the biggest names in the global Punk-Rock scene for over a generation. It’s genre that in the past ten years has seen something of a
We Know John – Southampton, England, United Kingdom. Pop-Punk, the genre that will never go away and neither should it. You ask any Punk purist or Skate Punk obsessive (me) and they will be able to name classics, sing them and if you delve deeper into their digital and physical music libraries you’ll likely find
Lost From The Start – Limburg, Belgium. Belgium’s music scene is always one you hear of here in the UK, it’s the first stop for UK for bands heading out to play in Europe and vice-versa in that it’s also the last stop before crossing that annoying little channel causing so much pointless fuss at the
As Time Fades – Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Contemporary Pop-Punk is very much sat quite comfortably. The national and regional scenes may diversify somewhat but with that said the genre is very much enveloped by the throws of New Found Glory and their adaptive legacy alongside the heavy but contrastingly poppy sound championed by Four Year
Switch Hitter – Hagerstown, Maryland, USA. Will Pop-Punk ever die? Likely not. Similar to it’s Punk-Rock father it continues to evolve and generate fans and scenes in an out of it’s traditional locales. The Maryland four-piece Switch Hitter are another to use the ambiguous term “Aggressive Pop-Punk” that at first comprehension could mean anything from Easycore to
Xadium – Malmesbury, England, United Kingdom. Bands experimenting and finding their feet is always an interesting thing to observe and I have to say, progressing through Xadium’s short but incredibly diverse catalogue to date is really something. I first discovered the band at a local show in Bath at a venue that will remain nameless.