Single Review – SUCKERPUNCH! – Nightfalls

Pop punk powerhouse SUCKERPUNCH! have released their new single “Nightcalls,” available on all digital streaming platforms NOW. The punchy song is filled to the brim with bouncy energy, and capitalizes on  nostalgic elements. For fans of Blink-182 and Sum 41, “Nightcalls” is the perfect soundtrack for a sweet summer day, giving listeners a raw and feisty taste of punky vigor. Coloring outside the lines, SUCKERPUNCH! continue to feed fans an unapologetic, pop-fused branch of rock. About the single, the band states: 

Nightcalls was written in 2021, when essentially all of Canada was locked down. We wore masks in the studio and social distanced. It was a really unique experience, that we hope not to have to recreate on the next recording. The one thing that became apparent, is that this band likes to make lemonade out of lemons. The world was shut down and we wanted to write about going out. The general population was down and we wanted to make an upbeat and fun song . We were longing for live shows, moshpits and sing alongs and we tried to capture that vibe with the song. Lyrically we had the same approach. Wanting the world to be back to normal, we tried to wish that into existence by inspiring ourselves of crazy nights partying and the inevitable late night calls that come with it.

Fast paced and energetic with a chorus that you want to listen to again and again, ‘Nightfalls’ is a track that beacons to be heard as it demands repeated listens, well not demands… it’s one that’s essential. There’s something utterly special about that breakdown which ultimately makes this track one that stands out and helps elevate it to a place over any that come to mind of recent memory.

This might just be one of the finest releases of 2022 so far.

Rating:4/5.

You can stream and listen to the track, ‘Nightfalls’ via the following link.

Half Past Two Preparing To Release New Single ‘Shine’

Half Past Two is a 9-piece blend of ska, rock, reggae, and pop punk from Orange County, California. Their most recent EP “Something Blue” was released to acclaim this past summer and was produced by David Irish (Reel Big Fish, Suburban Legends) at Pot O’ Gold Recording in Orange, California.

The band is now back with a new single “Shine” set for release on November 13, 2020. The song is the first single from the band’s upcoming full-length due out in Summer 2021.

Previously featured on the ‘Ska Against Racism’ compilation (Asian Man Records/Bad Time Records/Ska Punk Daily), the track has special meaning to the band, and frontwoman Tara Hahn in particular, who says;

“Shine” is very personal and writing and releasing it has been cathartic. I penned it at the time my family found out that our daughter has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a neuromuscular disease. I didn’t write the words to share, but my bandmates really encouraged me to evolve the song, and we raised some awareness for SMA when we released it acoustic. But we thought it was pretty powerful and wanted it to be an energetic and exciting Half Past Two song like we’re known for. Then the opportunity came; “Shine” belonged on Ska Against Racism because it’s about our responsibility to the future. Releasing it in this way, with a passionate feeling and full band for SAR is still very uplifting, and I’d just like people to rally for that if they can.”

After five studio releases and over 100 shows to their name, these veterans of the live local scene carry headlining credits at the House of Blues Anaheim and Chain Reaction, and have supported national and international touring acts including Reel Big Fish, The Aquabats, Less Than Jake, The Skatalites, RX Bandits, The Selecter, The English Beat, Mustard Plug, The Toasters, and Pato Banton at venues including The Grove of Anaheim, The Glass House, The Observatory, 924 Gilman, The Phoenix Theater, and The Catalyst. HALF PAST TWO’s strong connection to the Orange County music scene is evidenced by an Orange County Music Awards nomination for Best Alternative Band, airplay on KROQ FM radio, claiming the Number One track for 2014 on Tazy Phillipz’s Ska Parade internet radio show, and inclusion in the 2016 indie movie “Confessions of a Womanizer” (featuring Gary Busey and C. Thomas Howell).

Neck Deep Drop Two Huge New Tracks, Announce Album

Neck Deep fans can calm now as they have dropped two new music videos for tracks off their recently announced album, ‘The Peace and The Panic”.

Here’s  the first, ‘Where Do We Go When We Go’.

Chills right??

Here’s the second, titled “Happy Judgement Day”.

Their new album, “The Peace and The Panic” will be released August 18th via Hopeless Records.

Here’s the track listing.

1. Motion Sickness
2. Happy Judgement Day
3. In Bloom
4. 19 Seventy Sumthin’
5. Parachute
6. Don’t Wait (feat. Sam Carter)
7. Heavy Lies
8. Critical Mistake
9. The Grand Delusion
10. Wish You Were Here
11. Where Do We Go When We Go

Wait…. Sam Carter of Architects is on a track?!  Things just got a whole lot more interesting.

Well if things are looking this good, we can expect another powerhouse of a track from the ever rising pop-punks.

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Blink 182 Drop New Track

With a deluxe edition of ‘California’ on the horizon, Blink 182 have just released another track from the extended album.

The track, called ‘Can’t Get You More Pregnant’, is full of Blink goodness. If you disagree, stream it below.

The deluxe edition of California is set to be released May 19th 2017 via BMG.

Here’s the links from the official webstore, Itunes, Amazon.

Check Out Simple Plan Covering Blink 182

What happens when legends cover legends?

Well, check this out!

At a recent soundcheck, Simple Plan covered Blink 182’s ‘All The Small Things’.

The band are currently in the middle of a tour celebrating the 15th anniversary of ‘No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls’, before bringing it to the EU in June.

Check out the cover below.

 

Neck Deep Are In The Studio

Neck Deep are in the studio, which means Album 3 is on the way!

It’ll be difficult to top Life’s Not Out To Get You but from what I’ve seen in recent years from this bands, it’s that anything’s possible.

Here’s a tweet from the studio.

New Found Glory Announce New Tour.

The band after announcing their new album, Makes Me Sick, have announced a UK tour for November but they will be playing the entirety of six of their previous albums to audiences.

Sticks And Stones, Catalyst, New Found Glory, Not Without A Fight, Nothing Gold Can Stay and Coming Home will all be played in full on select UK dates.

Here’s the dates:

 

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