Today for our up and coming UK pop punk bands we bring you Cardinals, who have recently released their EP, Feels Like Home, which you can listen to above. If you're a fan of The Wonder Years, Title Fight, The Movielife or Basement, then Cardinals are definitely for you...
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Newport, South Wales, UK.
DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND IN 5 WORDS...
Real honest raw pop punk.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW EP FEELS LIKE HOME...
I guess 'Feels Like Home' is just as bunch of honest songs about the shit people have to deal with. The record deals with issues like family, friends, death, break ups, jobs & anxieties. It's hopefully just a really simple, relatable record.
It's an accumulation of a lot of work & experiences from over the past few years.
I think it also marks a new maturity in our sound. Hopefully it's something that not many other people are really doing & we're really pleased with it.
FAVOURITE SONG FROM FEELS LIKE HOME?
'The Aquarium Bitch, You Know I Like Fish'. We couldn't agree collectively so took a vote on this one.
RECORDING OR PLAYING LIVE?
Both recording & playing live have their merits. Being able to sit down as a band, working out the songs & watch them become the finished product is great. It's cliche, but it's awesome seeing the process of a song going from an idea you wrote in your bedroom to the something you'd put on record.
However, the energy & atmosphere of a live show can't be beaten. Especially when you've got a packed out show in a small independent venue. Plus you can't hide your fuck ups, I guess that's both good and bad.
TOP FIVE FAVOURITE POP PUNK ALBUMS?
We definitely couldn't agree on this one, but roughly this is what we agreed:
New Found Glory - Sticks & Stones
The Wonder Years - The Upsides
The Story So Far - From Under Soil & Dirt
Blink 182 - All of them.
The Movielife - Has a Gambling Problem.
IF YOU COULD PLAY WITH ANY BAND IT WOULD BE...
Kiss / Toto / Queen Latifah. Because... Well, why not.