5 Bands I Think You Should Check Out!: March 2021

The last Wednesday of the month is here once again, which means I is time to put a spotlight on 5 bands that I think you should check out.

Violet Nine

Violet Nine

Violet Nine is an American Post-Hardcore/Rock band. Formed around 2018 the band currently consists of vocalist Tyler Kern, guitarist Brandon Gregorzek, bassist Nick Metz and drummer Keith Gensure.

The band’s discography consists of one EP “Trials” (2019) and a handful of singles with their latest release being the single “Grenade”

Within the live circuit the band has shared the stage with acts such as “Issues”, “Blessthefall” and “Divide The Fall”

What I like about their sound is how they mix poppy style verses, hardcore instrumentals and more pop punk/metalcore style choruses. They feel like a mix between “Beartooth” and “All Time Low

Songs I recommend are “Just Friends”, “Poison” and “Bury You Alive”      

Two Year Break

Two Year Break

Two Year Break is a Pop Punk/Alt-Rock foursome from London, England. Established somewhere around 2013 the band currently consists of vocalist Bradley Howard, guitarist Charlie Barnard, bassist Daniel Wright and drummer George Lilley.

Their discography includes one EP “Sell Me Fate” (2019) and a slew of singles. With the latest addition being the single “I’m Over It”

On the side of live shows the band has mostly been active within the UK. Artist they have shared the stage with include “Hands Off Gretel”, ” As December Falls” and “Montosorri Jacks”

What I like about their sound is their use of electronic effects and their more alt rock influences mixed with an old-school pop punk feel. Sonically they remind me of bands like “Waterparks” “Don Broco” and “Jason waterfalls

Songs I recommend are “Lost My Way”, “Do You Wanna Find Love” and “All I Want”     

Not My Weekend

Not My Weekend

Not My Weekend are an American Pop Punk/Pop band. Formed in 2012 the bands line-up currently consists of vocalist/guitarist Patrick Gilchrist, guitarist Nick Hudson, bassist Ed Ma and drummer Noah Hammontree.

The band has released one EP “Yellow” (2018), one album “Honeymoon” (2021) as well as a handful of singles.

In terms of live show the band has played with acts such as “Happy”, “Our Finest Hour” and “Waterfronts”

What I like about their sound is how they are more on the pop side of pop punk but do show that they don’t take themselves too seriously. Their style does remind me of early “5 Seconds of Summer” and “All Time Low”.

Songs I recommend are “Fires” “Sip” and “El Camino”  

Hightail

Hightail

Hightail are a UK Pop Punk band. Established in 2019 the band currently consists of vocalist Jordan Veale, guitarist Jack Adams, guitarist George Adams, bassist Lewis Bellamy and drummer Chris Bretton.

The group’s discography currently consists of some singles and one album “A Bulletin for Broken Hearts” (2019).

Being one of the younger bands on this list, the group hasn’t played that much yet, but has played shows with acts such as “Coast To Coast” “Royals” and “Weatherstate”

What I like about their sound is how they seem to combine the poppy parts of Modern pop punk in their lyrics but have a more hard-hitting sound in their instrumentals more fitting for 90s era pop punk. The band is like a mix of “Neck Deep” and “Green Day“.   

Songs I recommend are “Sweet Tooth” “Sick” “Not Another Love Song”

Suitable Miss

Suitable Miss

Suitable miss is a pop punk band from the US. Founded in 2019 the band currently consists of vocalist Sarah Perez, guitarist Andrew Elofson, guitarist Noah Sauls, bassist Kelsey Grant and drummer Tom Handson.

The band has released one Ep “Don’t Look Back” and a handful of singles thus far.

On the side of touring the band has played shows with acts such as “bluprint” and “creature canopy” 

What I like about their sound are the fast loud and bright instrumentals, reminding me more of the Neon-Era of pop punk than modern pop punk. Lyrically the band shows pop hooks which are combined with pop punk instrumentals.   

Songs I recommend are “Black and White”, “Pass Me By” and “Earthquake”  

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