5 Bands I Think You Should Check Out: May 2021

The end of may is almost in sight and I got 5 new bands for you to check out.

Slackrr

Slackrr

Slackrr is a pop punk three-piece hailing from the UK. Being formed in 2017, the band currently consists of vocalist/guitarist Scotty, bassist Cait and drummer Joe.

The band has released a total of 14 singles until now, and no eps or albums yet.

While the band has only released single, they have been active in the touring circuit and played alongside artists such as “Five Kites”, “Syteria” and “Medway”

What I like about their sound is their hard-hitting and quick sound, reminding me a little of older pop punk bands, but with a modern UK pop punk twist.

Songs I recommend are “Same Old Story”, “The Current” and “Nerve”

lost from the start

lost from the start (Photo by Seppe Kuppens Media)

Lost from the start is a Belgium pop punk band, formed in 2016, the band currently consist of vocalist Hilde, guitarist Jo-chen, guitarist Seppe, bassist Robby and drummer Robson.

The band’s discography currently consists of one full album and a couple of singles, with their latest release being the single “half hearted” (2020)

In terms of live performance the band has played shows with artists such as “Altitude”, “Halflives” and “Rocket Radio” 

What I like about their sound is the more melodic take on pop punk, that perfectly fits with Hilde her vocal style, furthermore there are the retro pop punk vibes on the songs.  

Songs I recommend are “Out of Left Field”, “April Showers Bring May Flowers” and “Monitor the World”

Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast

Coast to coast is a British pop punk band established somewhere around 2016. The current line-up consists of vocalist Kieran Hyland, guitarist Alex Edge, guitarist Josh Taylor, bassist Zak Taylor and drummer Jake Oseland.

The band has released four ep’s, and a couple of singles so far, with their latest release being “Symmetric Estate” (2020)

On the touring side of things the band has being active in support or playing alongside artists such as “Playground Circus”, “Can’t Swim” and “Light Years

What I like about their sound are the indie influences, reminding me a little of “Grayscale” and “Movements”  

Songs I recommend are “Boxing”, “Marlene” and “Cornerstone”   

Weigh the Anchor

Weigh the Anchor

Weight the anchor is a Canadian pop punk three-piece, being started somewhere around 2017, the band currently consists of vocalist/bassist Andrew ,guitarist Brad, and drummer Brendan.

In terms of musical output the band has three eps and a couple of singles until now.

As far as live show go, the band has played with acts such as “Rival Town”, “Belmont” and “Calling All Captains”  

What I like about their sound are the heavier influences, making their from of pop punk more akin to easycore in a modern package.   

Songs I recommend are “Abrasive”, “Recovery” and “Clandestine”

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A Few Too Many

A Few Too Many

A Few Too Many is a pop punk/skate-punk five-piece from the UK, emerging somewhere in 2009, the band currently consist of vocalist Mike Achilles, guitarist/vocalist Danny Freeman, guitarist Jez Giles, bassist Luke D’Alton and drummer Mitch Holleyman.

The band has released one album and a couple of singles so far, with their latest release being “History”

The band has cut their teeth in the live circuit by playing shows with artists such as “Ashley Falls”, ”Standing Like Statues” and “Cannibal Animal”    

What I like about their sound are the 90s influences, the bands sound wouldn’t be out of place on a punk’o’rama CD or being played on gillman’s stage.        

Songs I recommend are “Escape to L.A”, “Stuck on Repeat” and “First Last Kiss”

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