Friday, May 11, 2012

Not On Tour - S/T

Is this pop punk? Is this hardcore? well, it's a little bit of both and it's done really well.  Not On Tour is from Atlanta Georgia and play a female fronted style of aggressive pop punk that varies between very poppy to a more rough around the edges style. 

The creative musicianship adds to the overall presentation, as there's much more than just power chords over some fast drums.  The single note interludes and dynamics make these songs work even more powerfully than they usually would.  This adds to the variation I spoke of earlier and keeps things interesting, rather than just a handful of pop songs.

The production here is bright and ear catching, perfect for what the band is trying to accomplish.  With the weather getting nicer out, this is sure to get some rotation on a windows down car ride to the beach. 

Take a listen to it here.