Martha Release Hope Gets Harder Video

If you’re looking for obligatory pop punk it seems like the most reliable source the last few years has been Martha. Today, they’ve got a new single, and it’s as anthemic and hook-laden as anything they’ve released to date. Rushing in with furious guitars and pounding drums, the song soon settles into that melodic vocal delivery built perfectly for scream-alongs at the rock show! You can’t help but feel your feet tapping beneath you as your head starts to bob just a bit, then suddenly you breakout punching dancing across the room while singing along. Enjoy another ripper; Please Don’t Take Me Back is out on October 28th via Specialist Subject.

Curfews Drops Psalms to Strip To EP

Felt like yesterday got sort of hung up in a kind of mellowed vibe, which was perfect, matching all the tunes that I was enjoying. But, today, I wanted to kick myself in the ass a little bit, get some energy beneath me and kind of kick on into the day…thus, here I am covering the new Psalms to Strip To EP from Curfews..more specifically, the closing track “Trophy Case.” You can feel the heaviness of this tune almost instantly, with that crunchy riff driving right through your speakers. Melody is omnipresent here, though mostly in the way the vocals are done, getting a little emphatic punch when necessary; it’s just a straight ripper you’re going to rush to turn up real loud!

Well Wisher Sign to Egghunt Records + Share Single

I feel like the best thing we can all do right now is just turn up the music and get lost, which is why this anthemic singalong from Well Wisher is the perfect way to announce their singing to Egghunt Records. Starting off with a stomping drum beat, singer Natalie announces “this song is for my baby girl,” an allusion to her partner and the love song that unfolds in the lyrics. For me, I’m totally stuck on the chorus; it’s this huge burst of euphoric pop rock, and I can picture myself quietly singing under my breath as I turn it up nice and loud. Jam out here nice and loud, and look for a record later in the Fall!

Fresh Drop Fresh New Single, Why Do I

This new Fresh LP is definitely on my list of anticipated listens coming into the Summer release schedule. The London outfit deliver consistent pop rock hooks that would fit on any cross-country playlist, ready to be screamed at the top of your lungs. The newest single has that same hook-laden delivery, but this one feels less frantic, in a good way. It’s bouncing on the rhythm section, but Kathryn Woods seems willing to calm things down, knowing you might need a bit of respite from the sing-a-long anthems that fill their catalog. This is Summer pop at its best, dropping Raise Hell on July 1st via Specialist Subject.

Martha Drops Fresh New Single

I raved and raved about Love Keeps Kicking, not to mention kept screaming at the top of my lungs to the whole record, so I’m glad to hear Martha come back with a new 7″. Today they’ve got the A-side out for all of us to stream, so I reckon we should put it up for ya, eh? Following the opening piano tease, the track starts off with this sort of jittering angular riff, setting the tune up for the unique vocal style to jump into the foray. Those guitars get a little heavier and a little more straight-forward, driving the pop punk punch right to your face. But, their hook, combining the vocal harmonies sneak in mid-track, and dammit if the band haven’t left us with another sweet jam. Start Friday here. The new 7″ is out June 24th via Specialist Subject, with a B-Side Allo Darlin’ cover!

Lavasocks Records Announce Adult Books LP

Lately I’ve just been super overwhelmed by tons of things, so I’ve definitely traveled down the pop punk days of my youth, with no shame, mind you. Today, in a day where everything feels shattered for a teacher, Texan, father, this song’s just hitting the right notes. It feels like the sort of tune I’ll get stuck in my head, and just take a drive to scream it at the top of my lungs. Adult School have the hooks and the energy, and sometimes, that’s all you’re looking for in a good pop punk jam. They’ll drop their No Party LP this July via Lavasock Records.

Fresh Return with Going to Bed

We’re really high on the forthcoming Fresh LP, which will be out later this Summer, so the band are dropping in another track to hold us over. While the tune opens with Kathryn Woods voice atop a mild synthetic element, the tune quickly jumps into angular rock n’ roll that makes the group so enjoyable. The drum work alone has the song galloping, with Woods trying to keep trace as the guitars skitter and jangle about; they even add in some horns, which is a super fun twist on this brand of pop rock. Plus, you get some sort of call-and-response bursts…this tune really does have it all, if you ask me! Raise Hell will be out July 1st via Specialist Subject Records.

Church Girls Release Telepathic Mind

Going back to my pop punk roots a little this week, so its great that this new Church Girls single dropped into my lap this morning. Honestly, it feels a lot like something that would have fit into the festival circuit in the early 2000s. It’s got these heavy riffs, mixed with speedier lead guitar, bordering on the harder brand of punk; the drums roll, emphatically crashing in these mathematical breakdowns. The vocals are all melody, punctuated by some screaming backing notes from the rest of the band. Sometimes you just want big hooks and a little rock n’ roll, and seems like this band has that in loads.

Fresh Announce Raise Hell LP

If you haven’t been listening to UK punks Fresh, then what have you been doing? I was stoked today to wake up and see that the band had just announced their brand new Raise Hell LP with a rocking new single. Kathryn Woods dominates the track, giving this powerful performance linked to the feeling of having a “mind that’s both under-stimulated and over-stimulated at the same time.” I love the way the bouncing keyboard sets up the huge drop in of heavy riffs to match up with the melodic delivery of Woods in the chorus. I can tell this one’s going to rip. Raise Hell will be out in July via Specialist Subject/Get Better Records.

Breakup Haircut Share Out of My Way

When the strumming of Breakup Haircut‘s latest single kicks off, the tune seems innocent enough, like another run-of-the-mill pop tune. But, suddenly, drums began to pound, banging hard like a furious animal ready to break free; it serves the song well, forcing the band into a riotous performance that’s fueled by the memorable refrain of “out of my way I’m not getting on the night bus.” It all ends up a furious affair, with lyricism that’ll make you laugh, singing along all the way to pick it up at your local record store. They pulled the video together in a rather ramshackle fashion, with nods to horror film lighting and various other music video, highlighting the bands preference for fun and quick turnarounds. If you’re in need of a proper pop punk hit, well, look for Punk Dancing for Self Defence this July via Reckless Yes!

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