ABOVE THE UNDERGROUND – AUTUMNS
Released 18th May 2012 (Lazy Bear Records)
Words: Stevie Blackburn
Up and coming pop punk band, Above The Underground, are set to release their EP, ‘Autumns’, later this month. The boys based in Cheshire have had an incredible start to 2012 with the release of their music video hitting over 8,000 views and even signing to record label, Lazy Bear. With so much happening in camp ATU, what can fans expect from the 3rd EP from the boys?
Although the band are known for their pop-punk image, ‘Autumns’ show a sense of growing up throughout whilst still preserving the pop punk energy they’ve mastered over the years. Already released track, ‘Under the Weather’ has been around for a while now with the success of the music video, it’s clear this has built up a lot of hype for the record and sparked real attention amongst both fans and various forms of the media.
Teaming up as a teaser for the EP has been the infectious, ‘Anchors’, which proves Pop Punk is what these boys do best whilst showing off the raw vocals of frontman, Will Kirkman. If this genre needs anything in its songs, it’s a good singalong chant which is provided by fellow band members, Al Kirkman (Guitar), Nick Barlow (Bass) and Brandon Icely (Drums), if you can’t wait to find out what we mean then this is also available on ITunes.
The track which oozes pure summer comes in the shape of, ‘We were Kings’ with lyrics like ‘stay young don’t ever fall in love again’, it’s all about being able to just enjoy life with friends, the kind of song that everyone loves in the sunshine.
‘Close your Eyes’ and ‘Drive’ is the track on the record which sees a slightly rockier side to the band with powerful lyrics and pure emotion throughout, definitely the one you’ll be singing to in your bedroom.
Possibly the strongest record on the EP, ‘For All It’s Worth’ gives you an entire 3 minute singalong. Pure Pop Punk makes its appearance in this one with again, the other boys backing vocals showing off just how well these guys mold together as a band.
Autumns is set for release on the 18th May as an entire free download so if you’re looking for the soundtrack of your summer then it’s right here in the shape of Above The Underground.