SAVE YOUR BREATH
Purgatory Records www.purgatoryrecords.co.uk/
(Released July 4th)
The opening track is titled ‘Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy’ which is a title that captures the feel of this album, it’s a high energy track with uplifting lyrics and gives an idea of how much drive and passion has gone into this album. The intense energy continues all the way through the album and every song tells a story about where this band has come from and the beliefs they have held onto through their journey. This is something that is particularly evident on album title track, and a gem of a song ‘Vices’ which is about hitting rock bottom and finding the drive to dust yourself off and a keep moving forward. If you’re still in doubt about how seriousness of this band, then the track ‘10.08.04’ will set you straight, this is a song about losing someone close to you and how it can effect and change you. Despite being the most serious track of the album the band refuse to slow things down and the track has just as much energy as every other track on this fast paced album. This is not your usual run of the mill pop-punk band, not often has this kind of music dealt with such harsh issues. This is an honest band that has made an album that is saying this is us, this is what we are about and we do everything our way. The album ends on a lighter track about the bands old van, hence the name ‘Transit’, it’s a feel good track to end on and lets listeners know that the band won’t be so serious with everything they do.
‘Vices’ is pop-punk, high energy, feel good album that is lyrically strong and tells a story about this band and how hard they have worked to get this far. This band are better than a lot of pop-punk that is out there and make music that leans heavily towards the rock side of the genre. The album is a solid debut effort with songs that could break the band and give them the success they have worked so hard for.