Have the pop-punk stalwarts impressed on album #4? HELL YEAH THEY HAVE.
"Eternal underdogs Hit The Lights have returned with an album full of fighting talk and swinging fists. The Ohio pop-punks are on their finest form in years here, with ‘Fucked Up Kids’ proving a punchy, vicious opening for the 27 minutes that follow. They don’t let up either; ‘Revolutions And Executions’ packs a career-best chorus, while album closer ‘Old Friend’ shows frontman Nick Thompson at his most honest, gentle best. If this is the last we hear of Hit The Lights – which some are worried about – then what a way to go out. He says it best in the refrain on ‘No Filter’: “If this is goodbye, I hope you fucking choke on it”.
Four Year Strong and the Pure Noise Records tour hit London last night, and they brought labelmates Hit The Lights and Forever Came Calling (plus outsiders Light You Up) along for the ride. Our man Ben Gibson was there to soak in the pop-punk.