Saturday, 28 September 2013

Firestarter Release Music Video

Firestarter have released a music video for the song Memories from their upcoming split with Old Again. The split will be released digitally on October 1st. 
Read our interview with Firestarter here.

The Swellers Release New Song: High/Low

The Swellers have premiered their third song of upcoming album 'The Light Under Closed Doors' 

Friday, 27 September 2013

State Champs Release New Song

Check out State Champs' new song below: 
The Finer Things will be released on 8th October via Pure Noise Records.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Save Your Breath Release Video For Whole

Save Your Breath have released a brand new track called 'Whole' from their new album 'There Used To Be A Place For Us'.
Make sure you pick up a copy on the 7th of October.
Pre order the album here

Thursday, 19 September 2013

New Found Glory Steam New Track

Want to hear My Friends Over You live? Luckily for you New Found Glory have released the track ahead of the official release of their Kill It Live album due October 8th.

A Loss For Words Release New Song

A Loss For Words have released the track 'Conquest of Mistakes', featuring Dan 'Soupy' Campbell from The Wonder Years, from their upcoming album Before it Caves.
The album will be released on the 8th October.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Veara Stream New Album

Veara are streaming their new album before it's official release on 24th September. 

Stream Growing Up is Killing Me here

Seaway Release New Song

Seaway have released a video for Shy Guys from their upcoming album Hoser, available October 15th.

State Champs Release New Song

State Champs have released another song from their debut album, The Finer Things. The track is titled Nothing's Wrong and will be available with the rest of the album on October 7th. 

Monday, 16 September 2013

Game Changer: EP Review

Illinois pop punk band Game Changer recently released their EP Three Years. Packed with youthful energy, this is the kind of EP that will remind you of early pop punk bands such as The Ataris. The intro leads into an EP that is packed with vigorous emotion that will remind any listener of their adolescence. 
Tracks on the EP such as Moving On are perfect examples of the emotional fervor that encapsulate the EP. The track communicates loneliness and 'letting go', something that is relatable to any listener. The vocals seem to compliment this with their raw vehemence.
Things seem to become more elated on the title tack Three Years. The fast pace and catchy lyrics are the perfect blend of early pop punk but with a unique twist.
Overall the EP really is a reminder of youthfulness and adolescence; both in the sense of it's similarity with early pop punk and the truthful lyrics. Also at $2 ( £1.26) the is definitely worth downloading...

Three Years:

Listen/Download Three Years here

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Neck Deep New Album

Neck Deep have revealed that they will soon be releasing details of their upcoming new album. On facebook they stated: 
'So, on October 29th we'll be revealing news about album release, pre-orders & tour dates too! AND Hopeless Records might be playing you a NEW SONG...'
 Finally, we know how long we have to wait...

Read our interview with Fil from Neck Deep here

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

New Found Glory Release New Song

New Found Glory have released a new single from their upcoming live album, Kill It Live, which is available October 7th here in the UK.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

UK Pop Punk Bands Suggestions 2

A few weeks ago we did a post about some awesome UK pop punk bands (which you can read here) which we thought you guys would like and because that post was so successful we thought we'd enter round two. We may have shit weather, a prime minister who's forehead shines brighter than the surface of the sun and Jeremy Kyle but at least we can be sure of one thing...UK pop punk is pretty damn good. 

Wilson are from South Wales, which is pretty cool in itself and you can download their song 'The Underdog' free on bandcamp. 
Civilians, from Manchester, recently released 'Be More' which you can watch below: 

Londoners Royal Fisticuffs and have released their EP Outdoor Pursuits which is available available for free:

As It Is are from Brighton and you can download their EP for free on bandcamp

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Firestarter Interview

Firestarter, who come from Albany NY, have already released two EPs, and are soon to be releasing a brand new split with Old Again. The band kindly answered some of our questions about the new split, their favourite pop punk albums and if they'd ever venture to the UK...

1. How did you guys form Firestarter?
We came together / met after I, Matthew LaPerche (Singer / guitarist), moved up to the Albany, NY area in August of 2012 and began writing the songs found on our EP, New Beginnings. A few months went by and I met Zack, Jeff, and Matt B. through either mutual friends or mutual jobs and we started talking about getting the band together. Started jamming one day and boom, the rest is history!

2. How did decide on the name Firestarter?
Everyone asks us if the name came from that really strange song of the same name by Prodigy from the 90's or the Jimmy Eat World song and EP of the same name (Which would have been sweet), but it is honestly a reference to a song that I wrote in my old band.  

3. What is the first show you ever went to?
Personally? I went to my first punk rock show in 2002 when I was 12 years old to see Blink-182, Green Day, and Saves The Day at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was awesome obviously and still to this day one of the best shows I went to.

Firestarter's first show was the Team Pagano House Show on New Year's Eve with Pentimento, Candy Hearts, Modern Baseball, and so many more awesome bands!

4. You recently played a show with With The Punches and State Champs, how was that?
Absolutely incredible. With The Punches killed it in front of their hometown and played a lot of old songs I hadn't heard them play live since the first time I saw them. State Champs also killed it especially with their new track, "Elevated", that they just released. Since day one it has always been a pleasure playing with both bands but I am sad to see With The Punches go.

5. Are you disappointed that With the Punches are going on hiatus?
When the news broke that they were bowing out for a while, it seriously bummed me out. I have known that band for three years now since playing with them a bunch with my old band. Since we met, they have been the big brothers I never had. They have helped me so much with advice about a lot of different things over the years and are one of the reasons Firestarter is a band. Without them, I probably wouldn't be where I am today and I am forever grateful for that.
6. In the States, Pop Punk is usually associated with Pizza, can you shed some light on that concept for us? What does it mean?
Honestly I have no clue myself. All I know is, I REALLY like pizza. Probably one of my favorite things to eat. 
7.What are your top 5 favourite pop punk albums?
Not in any particular order but here are my picks for top 5 favorite pop punk records:
Blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
Fall Out Boy - Take This To Your Grave
New Found Glory - Sticks And Stones
Set Your Goals - Mutiny
The Starting Line - Say It Like You Mean It

8. Would you ever come to the UK? We have tea, crumpets and the queen....
Funny you ask that! We are actually getting some "tentative" plans to be over in your fine country by the spring of next year with the band Roam. And you do have tea...and crumpets even though I have no idea what that is.

9. Do you guys know what Yorkshire Puddings are?
Uhhh...if it doesn't involve poop from a Yorkshire Terrier. Then no haha
9. Do Americans actually give a shit about the royal baby?
I don't have cable and had no idea that there was even a royal baby, but I am not surprised if people do give a shit as all of the entertainment news shows over here always go on about what the royal family is up to next. 
10. Who are your favourite upcoming pop punk bands? 
A few up and comers you need to check out are Old Again, Sudden Suspension, American Verse, Of Fortune and Fame, We Still Dream, Batten Down The Hatches, Random Holiday, and way too many more to name. 

11. You're releasing a split with Old Again, can you give us some clues as to what the songs will sound like? 
A combination of Fergie and Jesus. Step Brothers reference aside, we worked really hard on these tracks and are super proud of them so we are excited to show these to everyone! If you like old school pop punk, you will love these tracks or at least hopefully you will!

We'd like to thank Matthew LaPerche for the interview and wish the guys the best of luck with their split!

Firestarter/Old Again Split

Firestarter and Old Again are releasing a new split This October!

Track List: 
1. Memories
2. This Is How

Old Again
3. No Touching
4. Roswell Mill Rapids

The split will be available digitally on October 1st and physically on January 10th.