5 Bands I Think You Should Check Out! September 2020

Looking for some new music to add to your playlist, while fear no more because I got 5 new bands lined up for you to check out!

 After Elmer

After Elmer

After Elmer is a pop punk band from the Netherlands. Established in 2018. The band currently consisting of vocalist/bassist Jaap Smit, vocalist/guitarist Pieter Smit, drummer Thomas Smit and guitarist Jasper Vellekoop.

The band has released a couple of singles and most recently their debut Ep “Look Alive”

On the touring side of things, the band has shared the stage with bands such as “Coocoo” and “Same Shit Different Day”.

What I like about their sound is how they combine the old-school pop punk vibe with a more modern edge. They’re like a mix of “Blink 182” and “State Champs

Songs I recommend are “Look Alive”, “Secrets” and “Locked Door”

Outline in Color

Outline in Color (Photo by Justice Dodson)

Outline in Color is a Post-Hardcore/Metalcore 4-piece from the US. Founded in 2009 the band currently consists of vocalist Michael Skaggs, vocalist/bassist Jonathan Grimes, guitarist CJ Cochran and drummer Austin McFerrin.

The band has five albums and one Ep behind their name, with their most recent release being the 2020 Ep “Imposter syndrome”

On the touring side of things, the band has been on the road with acts such as “Such Gold”, “VANISH” and “Deadships

What I like about their sound is the alternation between clean eerie sounds and heavy mosh calls/breakdowns. This band hits all the marks I like about modern metalcore. They remind me of bands like “Wage War” and “Beartooth

Songs I recommend are “Alibi” “Eat Your Heart out” and “No Bleeding on the Carpet”     

Those Who Dream

Those Who Dream

Those Who Dream are an alternative pop rock duo from Australia. Formed around 2017 the duo consists of brothers Josh and Cooper Mayer.

The duo has released on Ep “Life in Cyan and a couple of singles thus far.

On the touring side of things, the band has been on the road opening for acts like “The Faim”, “The Faux” and “With Confidence

What I like about their sound is the blending of genres, in one way they remind me of warped tour pop acts from the 2000 such as The Ready Set, but on the other side they have more grit to their sound and remind me of a mix of old “Panic at The Disco”, “Waterparks” and “All Time Low

Song I Recommend are “Monsters”, “Violet” and “Staying Inside”

Heavy Hearts

Heavy Hearts (Photo by Michelle Baumval)

Heavy Hearts are a Canadian alternative rock band, established in 2013 the band currently consists of vocalist/guitarist Justin Glatt, guitarist Riley Jensen, bassist Jamie Gorman and drummer Joey Demers.

The band has Three Eps and two albums behind their name, with their second album “Room With a View” being released earlier this year.

On the touring side of thing the band has shared the stage with such acts as “Bearings”, “Gold Finch” and “Lightcliffe”

What I like about their sound is the raw emotion, combined with the alternation between heavy and dreamy instrumentals to create a gloomy rock sound. In a way they remind me of acts such as “Citizen” and “Movements

Songs I recommend are “Deep End” “Wash” and “Room With a View”  

Seconds Late

Seconds Late

Seconds Late is a British pop punk band, formed in 2017 out of the band Skyway Avenue. Currently the band consists of vocalist/guitarist Joe White. Guitarist Mike White and Drummer Luke Bhagwanan.

The band has one album behind their name “Thanks.” (2020) but has shared the stage with such acts as “Woes”, “Milestones” and “Ericka Drive”

What I like about their sound is the happy but powerful energy, the band brings out the best of the British pop punk sound.

Songs I recommend are “Same Old Stories” “Freak” and “High”

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