Tag Archives: pop punk

Album Preview: Like Pacific – “In Spite Of Me”

Canada is churning out some of the best pop punk that we’ve probably ever heard.  Like Pacific are gearing up to drop their sophomore album “In Spite Of Me” on July 27th via Pure Noise Records.  When asked about the new record, singer Jordan Black said “When we wrote Distant Like You Asked, I felt super proud of writing an entire full length album but was very nervous. In Spite of Me means more to me than anything I’ve ever done creatively. We worked super hard writing and recording this album. The hardest I’ve ever personally worked.”

The new album has 10 brand new tracks including “Sedatives,” “Had It Coming,” and the title track “In Spite Of Me” which all showcase the high octane, in your face whether you like it or not energy of the new album.   “In Spite Of Me” is a natural progression both lyrically and musically for one of the hardest working pop punk bands in the scene today.

Watch the brand new video for “Self Defeated” below!

Pre-order your copy of “In Spite Of Me” on iTunes or Amazon now.  Catch Like Pacific on tour with Seaway and Bearings across Canada this Summer!

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Layover Return With “Your Laughter Never Leaves”

Despite only having 5 tracks, Layover returns after a 2 year hiatus with a brand new EP beckoning back to the golden era of emo pop punk. The bands’ first EP since they announced an extended break in 2016, “Your Laughter Never Leaves” has Layover playing with a renewed energy and a band that’s matured both sonically and personally.

“YLNL” is filled with equal parts of wit and grit addressing a wide range of topics such as mental health and loss, sensitively and sincerely.  When asked about the new tracks, vocalist Luke Rainsford said, “We are bringing a sound that is predominantly based within the American market. Our honesty and intense live shows bring a refreshing atmosphere that we feel sets us apart, but ultimately we are just 4 close friends trying to share our music.”  

Watch the official video for “Slumber” below.

Listen to the EP on Spotify and grab a copy on iTunes and Amazon now!

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SecretFangirls.com Interview We Were Sharks

We Were Sharks are heating things up ahead of their hotly anticipated album Lost Touch dropping on February 23rd through Victory Records.  We can’t get enough of the Cananadian group’s refreshingly bright and equally melencholy sound on the new album.  We got the chance to sit down with singer Randy Frobel during their headlining tour in Brooklyn, NY and he’s just as charming as you’d expect! We Were Sharks brought their high energy set to Gold Sounds Bar, showing NYC how Canada parties.

Watch our interview below and see what Randy’s favorite song on Lost Touch is, his must-haves on tour, and who caught him totally fangirling in Ottowa recently.

Be sure to pre-order a copy of Lost Touch on iTunes or Amazon now!

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Album Preview: We Were Sharks – “Lost Touch”

Our latest Artist To Watch, We Were Sharks are hitting the road early in 2018 to gear up for the release of their brand new album Lost Touch on February 23rd.  The album is called Lost Touch but We Were Sharks haven’t lost touch with the genuine feeling and joy that pop punk brings to the entire scene.

“Beyond Repair” kicks off the album like shattering the glass walls surrounding the album.  Lost Touch as a whole shows the obvious personal and musical growth of the band from their previous releases and brings them to the forefront of the genre.  We Were Sharks are poised to take their rightful spot on the list of our favorite releases for 2018 so far.

“Hotel Beds” is a stand out track with the bouncey scream along chorus and contrasting verses.  However, “Stay” is the pinnacle of the album.  Lyrically and musically, “Stay” is the closest the band comes to radio perfection on the album which should be more than enough to push them through to Summer song playlist domination.

Broadside’s Ollie Baxter brings his sugary sweet vocals on “Late Bloomer.”  The track centers on the topic of keeping a hold on things you loved when you were young.  Ollie brings that something we were missing and really catapults the album through to the end.

Lost Touch is a solid listen start to finish filled with odes to the glory days of pop punk and sing along choruses.  We can’t wait to see what the future holds for We Were Sharks!

Watch the official video for “Ashley” now!

Lost Touch will be released February 23rd through Victory Records.  Pre-order bundles are available HERE and include exclusive items like posters, t-shirts, and hoodies.  Pre-order your copy on iTunes and Amazon so you can sing along on tour!

Catch We Were Sharks on the road all February long with Belmont, Boys of Fall, and Sink The Ship! Check out the tour dates HERE and get your tickets while they last.

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Broadside Release Music Video For “I Love You, I Love You. It’s Disgusting.”

Broadside are currently on tour in the UK supporting Trash Boat but the guys just released a super cute video for their ukulele centered song “I Love You, I Love You. It’s Disgusting.” from their latest album “Paradise.”

Frontman Ollie Baxxter directed the beachfront video and also shows that he’s a total romantic! When asked about the song, Ollie explained “This is a song for romantics. When you’re in love, you feel consumed in its warmth. I’m happy knowing that I’ve contributed to a very long list of love songs.”

Watch the video for “I Love You, I Love You. It’s Disgusting.”  below!

Grab a copy of “Paradise” on iTunes or Amazon.

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Head To “Paradise” With Broadside

Broadside just released a brand new video for their latest high energy single “Paradise” and urge listeners to “Chase your paradise and value your time” in the title track to their sophomore effort due out June 16th.  The video perfectly encapsulates the band’s fun loving personalities in a beach-y inflatable filled video that takes a peek into their fans’ version of paradise.  Polaroids filter in and out throughout the video and are filled with beach scenes, mountain climbs, and family photos sent in by Broadside fans.  Taking their own advice, the band chased their own paradise by relocating to Los Angeles!

It’s clear these guys care about their fans and treat them as equals, not just fans.  Front-man Ollie Baxxter says “Life is a journey, and it should be documented and valued forever, so we wanted to give our fans an opportunity to share their version of paradise with us, and share their special moments in our music video. Thank you to everyone for letting us take a peek at your paradise.”

Watch the new video for “Paradise” below!

When you pre-order the brand new album on iTunes or Amazon, you’ll get three brand new songs instantly.  Pre-order bundles are also available on Broadside’s official website and include exclusive “Paradise” themed merch items like beach towels and tank tops!

Catch Broadside on tour with Real Friends now and stay tuned for more Summer and Fall tour dates to be announced soon!

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All Time Low Announce “Last Young Renegade” In Store Signings

Pop punk powerhouse All Time Low just announced a string of exclusive in store signings and special acoustic performances just in time for their latest album release.  “Last Young Renegade” drops June 2nd and Alex, Jack, Rian, and Zack are generously taking time from their jam packed tour schedule to meet their die hard fans, sign the brand new record and even play a couple new tracks.   We love how much these guys love their fans! Check out the signings schedule below. You must pre-order the album from each retailer for entry to the signings.

All Time Low “Last Young Renegade” In Store Signings
May 27th – Fingerprints – Long Beach, CA – More Info
June 2nd – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY – More Info
June 3rd – The Sound Garden – Baltimore, MD – More Info
June 4th – Creep Records – Philadelphia, PA – More Info
June 4th – Gallery Of Sound – Wilkes-Barre, PA – More Info
June 5th – Vintage Vinyl – Fords, NJ – More Info
June 6th – Looney Tunes – West Babylon, NY – More Info
June 7th – Newbury Comics – Boston, MA – More Info

Watch the brand new video for “Nice2KnoU” below.

If you can’t make it out to an in store signing or if you want a couple of instant grat tracks, pre-order your copy of “Last Young Renegade” on iTunes and Amazon now!

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