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STAND ATLANTIC – LOST MY COOL – REVIEW

‘You’re so full of shit, why don’t you swallow it?’ – the tagline of the fiery, cynical angst of second single ‘Lost My Cool’ presented by Stand Atlantic. In the line of fresh talent emerging from Australia, the trio made waves with their debut EP ‘Sidewinder’ in late 2017 and are now set to present their newest album ‘Skinny Dipping’ on October 26th.

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From the start, ‘Lost My Cool’ instantly follows a different vibe to the fast beat-prevalent single ‘Lavender Bones’. Blatantly honest cynicism makes a running appearance through the lyricism and despite some lyrics being questionable at times, they  bring a simplistic message deep from the heart – I hate you. Interestingly, it feels as if this track is much more lyrically dominated, unlike the melodic, faced paced drum rhythmed cycle of its predeceasing single. Simple instrumentals, bringing the vibe of a more generic ballad/angst crossover. Yet, we can’t forget Stand Atlantic mainly claimed their spot in the scene with their quick fire energy shots from ‘Sidewinder’, to hear something slower and simpler is actually a nice change that we should appreciate – it can only be imagined there will be more on the final release.

Does ‘Lost My Cool’ stand up to ‘Lavender Bones’? Simply, no. In a more complicated sense, the two perhaps don’t match as well due to the different nature of the two tracks. Sadness and truthful experiences brush through both, but the whole approach to this presentation is completely different in both tracks. Can both could be compared as simply two singles? Of course, but that’s up to each individual listener to decide.

Rating: 7/10

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BREAKDOWN OF SLAM DUNK’S ROCKSOUND BREAKOUT STAGE

Every year, Slam Dunk creates a stage lineup full of new bands, this year being sponsored by Rocksound. Want to learn a little more about the breakout bands taking this year’s stage? Read below!

CHAPEL

Coming over from the US are Chapel, a unlikely synth-pop/rock duo formed of ex metal band members guitarist/vocalist Carter Hardin (Nightmares) and drummer Kortney Grinwis (Favourite Weapon). With a debut EP already released, Chapel’s catchy synth infused tunes captured the attention of British audiences after their slot supporting Waterparks during September 2017. Make sure check out our upcoming post HERE and catch them at Slam Dunk this year!

DREAM STATE

Dream State are a 5-piece post-hardcore band hailing from South Wales, UK, and one of our predicted upcoming bands of 2018. With rising popularity from their 2017 single ‘White Lies’, the band have gone on to release a new single, ‘In This Hell’, and travel on a headline tour across the UK. Like female fronted post-hardcore? Dream State are ones to watch. Check out our interview HERE and our upcoming write up HERE!

GRAYSCALE

Philadelphia pop-punk 5-piece Grayscale are no strangers to music, receiving instant attention from their latest album ‘Adornment’ and appearing on ‘Punk Goes Pop Vol 7’ with their interesting cover of Justin Biebers ‘Love Yourself’. Touring alongside the likes of Slam Dunk returning pop-punk act As It Is, Grayscale are most likely going to create quite a buzz around the UK. Make sure to check them out!

HOLDING ABSENCE

Holding Absence are not your average post-hardcore band. Most probably know Holding Absence through their split EP with UK heavy metal act Loathe earlier this year. Being around for little over 6 months, Holding Absence are quickly gaining popularity and will only get bigger as the year progresses. Want to see them on a small intimate stage? Check them out this May!

MILESTONES

Forming in late 2014, Milestones are the reminiscent 2006 era pop-punk band slowly saturating the UK rock scene. With their debut EP ‘Equal Measures’ boosting them onto tours across America with the likes of Mayday Parade and touring their home country of the UK consistently, they not have an album ‘Red Lights’ and are prepared to show just what they’re here to do. Make sure to read our interview HERE and check out our upcoming post on Milestones HERE!

PALAYE ROYALE

Rising in popularity over the last 6 months, art-rock risers Palaye Royale are making their Breakout Stage headline exclusive this May. Making waves with their album ‘Boom Boom Room Side A’, Palaye Royal already have a plethora of fans across the UK ready to push them even further into the scene over the next few months.

SLEEP ON IT

Pop-punk is a genre sweeping the majority of the breakout stage for a good reason. There are some good pop-punk bands bringing back the genre to its old potential. ‘Overexposed’ album release has increased the Illinois bands discography, and with three other EP’s to hand, Sleep On It are a band that may just creep up unexpectedly into your playlists soon.

STAND ATLANTIC

Coming all the way from Australia are female fronted rock band Stand Atlantic. After their popularity increased with the release of ‘Sidewinder’, the band have had the chance to tour across the UK and Europe before making their Slam Dunk debut this May. Make sure to check out our interview HERE and our upcoming postHERE!

THE FAIM

The Faim are possibly the newest band to be on the lineup this year. Releasing their DEBUT ‘Saints Of The Sinners’ (co-written with Pete Wentz) in February and not even making their live debut till April with Lower Than Atlantis,such a quick breakout is one you should keep your eye on.Make sure to check them out on the Breakout Stage in May!

UPCOMING: STAND ATLANTIC

If you haven’t heard Stand Atlantic yet, you will soon. With a groundbreaking new EP ‘Sidewinder’ released late last year and featuring on our top 3 bands about to break in 2018, these guys are set to be breaking boundaries in the following year. The three-piece have been sending waves across the music scene in both their home country of Australia and overseas here in the UK after gaining further recognition from touring with bands along the likes of New Found Glory and ROAM.

Made up of lead vocalist/guitarist Bonnie Fraser, bassist David Potter and Drummer Jonno Panichi, Stand Atlantic fall musically into the range of alt-rock with their strong ability to create a heavier pop/rock vibe with its own individual aspect. As well a s this, Stand Atlantic have raised the bar with their polished musicianship and musicality both on recording and live on stage.

Yet, not only have Stand Atlantic already shown they have their potential, but they have also reached a few achievements as well. They not only became the first Australian band to be signed to Rude Records, but their standout EP ‘Sidewinder’ reached number 31 on the ITunes chart at its release!

Definitely take the time to check out Stand Atlantic. While the band may not have any tours announced currently, you can listen to their EP ‘Sidewinder’ below and check out their social media for updates!

FACEBOOK : www.facebook.com/standatlantic

TWITTER: Www.twitter.com/Standatlantic

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/standatlantic

EUPHORIA OF BREAKDOWN INTERVIEW: https://youtu.be/9lwmYsor9rM

THREE BANDS ABOUT TO BREAK IN 2018

2017 has thrown out some talented bands who will be breaking out even further into the scene through 2018. So make sure to check out the bands on the list below as you will certainly hear them in 2018. Continue reading “THREE BANDS ABOUT TO BREAK IN 2018”

INTERVIEW – BONNIE STAND ATLANTIC

We had the chance to chat to Bonnie from Stand Atlantic ahead of their show with Roam in Birmingham! Make sure to check out the interview below to find out about the bands future, love of accents and the real soundtrack to Bonnies life!

Make sure to check out Stand Atlantic below as well as their track ‘Sidewinder’

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Standatlantic

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/standatlantic

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/standatlantic

GIG REVIEW – ROAM – BIRMINGHAM 13/12/17

Playing their penultimate show of their ‘Great Heights And Nosedives’ Tour, pop-punk band ROAM took to Birmingham’s O2 Academy 3 in Birmingham on Wednesday 13th December.

Stand Atlantic opened the show to a sold-out crowd of approx. 250 people. Despite the tour almost coming to a close and the fact the band had traveled Continue reading “GIG REVIEW – ROAM – BIRMINGHAM 13/12/17”

THE TOP AUSTRALIAN POP-PUNK BANDS YOU NEED TO HEAR

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The pop-punk scene in Australia is rising, fast. While pop-punk bands are predominantly known for coming from America with the likes of Real Friends and Knuckle Puck or the UK with Neck Deep and As It Is, Australia are starting to quickly climb up the ranks producing some pretty good bands and music.

Australia currently houses some pretty big bands in the pop-punk scene such as inspirational rockers Tonight Alive or the energetic breaking band With Confidence, but some of the smaller bands are also peaking through ready to break into the world. So these are some of the top Australian pop-punk rockers you need to hear. Continue reading “THE TOP AUSTRALIAN POP-PUNK BANDS YOU NEED TO HEAR”