Hailing from Germany, pop punk newcomers Planet Zero are looking to bring some classic feel-good, sing-along anthems to other shores. Originally released in April 2015, this deluxe edition of their EP ‘Origin’ is not one to miss if you want to be put in a good mood.
Kicking off with ‘All This Time’, you’re immediately back in the familiar world reminiscent of early ‘00s pop punk. With the usual catchy choruses and simplistic chord progressions, it’s everything you could want from the pop punk world. ‘Home’ is next and is about as upbeat as you can get. Staying faithful to the typical lyrical themes of the genre, the infectious hooks carry on into a nice little guitar solo at the latter end of the song.
A standout, ‘Zero Brew’ is a classic chilled out summer song complete with gloriously cringeworthy lyrics and subtle uplifting guitar riffs. A touching love song, ‘Lipstick&Champagne’ seems more delicate than the others and encourages a broad smile no matter what. The rerelease ends with two unplugged versions of ‘All This Time’ and ‘Lipstick&Champagne’, allowing their lyrical content a more prominent role, two welcome extras in their efforts to display their musical abilities.
It’s not always easy to impress from overseas and it’s also not easy to sing in a language which isn’t your mother tongue. However, Planet Zero have made a valiant effort with ‘Origin’ and set a great example for what pop punk should be like; fun loving, simple and an easy listen.
‘Origin Deluxe’ EP by Planet Zero is released on 25th March.
Words by Phoebe Messenger (@kangaezu_ni)