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WITH CONFIDENCE – LOVE AND LOATHING – REVIEW

‘Better Weather’ shot With Confidence straight up the ladder of smaller pop-punk bands trying to break through the scene. Despite a rocky start at the end of 2017 leading to this year, the Aussie pop-punk outfit have featured on the final Vans Warped Tour line-up and recorded their sophomore album ‘Love And Loathing’, ready to be released on August 10th 2018.

Undoubtedly, this new release has its fast paced, blue pop-punk style weaved throughout its entirety. Lead Single ‘That Something’ Creates an effortlessly catchy flow, with its strong choruses and upbeat instrumental backing. It’s through this tracks and other addition ‘The Turnaround’ where we see just how the musicianship can bring a track further out. The groovy basslines (Jayden Seeley) add an enjoyable flow to the songs while the headbanging riffs (Inigo Del Carmen) and matching fast drum beats (Josh Brozzesi) together create a fun summer happy track to infuse into the album.

Yet, there is an overall atmosphere through this release that this appears to be a safe approach from With Confidence. While there are the rare tracks that express a different forwarding approach to the Aussie bands predominant genre, the majority of the release sticks to a ‘safe’ pop-punk generic approach. ‘Spinning’ and ‘Dopamine’ are two examples of the side of the album that sticks a little too close to its roots. Even single ‘Jaded’, while having its fun feel similar to ‘That Something’ just falls into a safe trap to avoid unpopularity. However, this isn’t to say there aren’t track that make a clear breech to this idea.

On ‘Love And Loathing’, there are three tracks that truly make a stand among the rest. ‘Bruise’ sets itself as the slower ballad of the album, slowing down the pace while feeding a lighter influence into its lyrics. Even the emotional vulnerability presented in such an open format explores a side to With Confidence that could have been lost through the hype of such upbeat tracks – thankfully it came through. ‘Paquarette (Without Me)’ once again explores a much lighter touch, drifting away from the first tracks of the release. The trio aren’t entirely sticking to the safety of the core of pop-punk, this song proves it. They just need to confidence to step further out of their boundary and ‘Icarus’ is the first example of this step forward. This track is possibly one of the most diverse fast paced inputs on the album, with a much heavier rock influence weaved through each segment of the track. With Confidence have that potential to step away from these safer approaches, ‘Better Weather’ proved that and these three tracks do as well.

With Confidence have had a struggle, which may have pushed they further into their shell to escape rejection and disappointment. This album has happy summer tracks and emotional outpourings and this amplified by 10, can truly set this group skyrocketing. Here’s to their next release because we know they will go further.

Rating 6.5/10

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WITH CONFIDENCE – THAT SOMETHING – REVIEW

After concerning allegations and the removal of a member late last year, it was unclear whether we would ever hear from pop-punk band With Confidence in the scene again. However, dropping a bombshell announcement of a new album, tour and new single, they are back to reclaim their title.

‘That Something’ is definitely different from the tracks off their debut ‘Better Weather’, whether it’s a more uplifting approach to the loss the more evident pop-punk traits they used to embody, this single definitely ranges more into a soft rock/ alternative approach. The chorus itself is the catchy central hook of the track, not too overpowering, but slotting in well through the uplifting track. Even the slower, simplistically styled verses have their place, not too forced but instead a nice breathing space among some of the faster paced singles that have been released in the past.

If anything, With Confidence have found ‘That Something’ could be the blossoming of the bands new direction, one that we are highly anticipating from their new album ‘Love And Loathing’.

Rating: 8/10

WITH CONFIDENCE DROP NEW VIDEO FOR WATERFALL

Aussie pop-punk band With Confidence have just dropped their most cinematic video for their track ‘Waterfall’.

Vocalist Jayden Seeley states “Our video for Waterfall is an exploration of technology’s effect on the modern relationship. We live in a world where instant-gratification has devalued honest human interaction. This video is a look into a likely future where we find ourselves more distanced than ever.

The track ‘Waterfall’ is off their popular debut album ‘Better Weather’. You can check out the video down below!

With confidence are also embarking on tour in America with Knuckle Puck, Movements and Homesafe! Check out dates below!


 

 

 

 

WITH CONFIDENCE ARE RELEASING A NEW MUSIC VIDEO

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Rising Aussie pop-punk band With Confidence are teasing their new music video for ‘Waterfall’!

The new music video for the ‘Better Weather’ track ‘Waterfall’ will come out Tuesday 10th October and you can check out the preview below! Continue reading “WITH CONFIDENCE ARE RELEASING A NEW MUSIC VIDEO”

GIG REVIEW – WITH CONFIDENCE – SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS 27/05/17

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After making their Slam Dunk debut on the Breakout Stage last year, With Confidence have now moved up the ranks to play the Key Club stage, attracting a massive crowd.

Opening with their pop-punk anthem ‘Voldemort’ they instantly get the crowd moving and shouting out probably their best known lyrics ‘Despite the weather it gets better’. With the audience Continue reading “GIG REVIEW – WITH CONFIDENCE – SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS 27/05/17”

GIG REVIEW – WITH CONFIDENCE, BROADSIDE, SAFE TO SAY AND MILESTONES – BIRMINGHAM 5/03/17

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Go down into the depths of Birmingham on a Sunday night and outside the Asylum you’ll find a queue of fans all waiting to see Aussie pop-punk band With Confidence. For an early starting show (6pm) British band Milestones sure know how start off such an early show. Despite the lack of people because of slow ticket checks, Milestones still got the crowd moving with fan favourite ‘Call Me Disaster’ and slower songs ‘Shot In The Dark’. With people jumping and waving phone lights all around the venue, there is no denying the atmosphere was set from the word go. Continue reading “GIG REVIEW – WITH CONFIDENCE, BROADSIDE, SAFE TO SAY AND MILESTONES – BIRMINGHAM 5/03/17”