With Spring fast approaching and festival season starting soon, March sees a whole load of noteworthy releases. We take a look at five of the must hear releases this month.
Having only just formed last summer, Leeds punks Brawlers have quickly made a name for themselves for their insane live show. Now the quartet have unleashed their utterly brilliant debut EP 'I Am A Worthless Piece of Shit', an infectious collection of fun punk rock numbers. We talked to vocalist Harry George Johns to find out why the longtime friends formed
Brawlers and what 'I Am Worthless...' is all about.
After delivering one of the early contenders for album of the year, we catch up Modern Baseball to discuss ‘You’re Gonna Miss It All’, their forthcoming debut UK tour and miming
at the World Series.
In the second part of our "Studio Report" feature with Colt 45, the Cumbria punks finish their debut LP producer Romesh Dodangoda by recording vocals and more guitars. Take a look.
In the first of our new fortnightly feature where we highlight some of the most promising
bands in the pop-punk world, we talk to New York's Firestarter.
In the latest instalment of our "Tour Tales" feature, we join Wakefield quartet Morain on their recent tour supporting Durham four-piece Alexander.
With lead vocalist Matt Pryor having recently completed a solo UK tour, we highlight two albums from The Get Up Kids for the latest edition of "Versus". Already Heard writer Tom
Knott explains why 'Something To Write Home About' is "pure gold". Whilst Senior Editor
Sean Reid shows us why 'Guilt Show' shouldn't be dismissed.
Despite being only three tracks in length, ‘Eleanor’ manages to encompass I Swim With Sharks distinct, as they put it, "guitar driven aggro pop" style in just over ten minutes.
Although they are not the most complicated of songs, the trio get away with it by making up a string of catchy riffs and choruses that are memorable even after a couple of listens. This is a clever move whether it was intended or not.
Opening track ‘Hey’ begins with Luke’s raw, low vocals, his sounds well suited to I Swim With Sharks style. These vocals combined with promising riffs and a bold chorus make this a definite contender as strongest track on the record. ‘Help’ is another strong contender and a good way to end the record, a powerful song with yet more memorable lyrics that had me singing along past the first chorus.
'Eleanor' is a very good effort from I Swim With Sharks, and although I feel like it’s over before it’s begun the tracks in fairness are fun and easily remembered. There is some room for improvement, perhaps if the trio added more depth to their song writing; some sections in the tracks were slightly repetitive albeit catchy. Nonetheless, this is a very commendable record offering a bunch of fun, sing-a-long tracks that are easy to listen to.
'Eleanor' EP by I Swim With Sharks is available as a free download on Facebook.
Words by Hannah Gillicker (@HannahGillicker)