So, here are 9 great new bands you need in your life, as featured in Rock Sound's Breakout section.
I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME
What do you get when Dallon Weekes (Panic! At The Disco) and Ryan Seaman (ex-Falling In Reverse) team up? One of the most exciting, mysterious new bands around, of course. Just listen to the eerie, '70s-channelling new single, ‘Choke’…
Putting on a serious face - sort of - for a minute, parody supremo Jarrod Alonge and vocalist Lauren Babic (Red Handed Denial) have launched a post-hardcore project, drawing on everything from classic movies to legendary bands like Saosin and Underøath.
BETWEEN YOU AND ME
Alongside With Confidence and Stand Atlantic, these guys are helping to lead the charge for Australian pop-punk. Since getting a break with their acoustic covers, they’ve signed to Hopeless Records – and started launching smart, infectious tracks like ‘Overthinking’.
In his downtime from playing bass in Knuckle Puck, Ryan Rumchaks goes deep fronting this emo-tinged pop-punk crew. Their ‘Evermore’ EP was all kinds of emotional, and sounded something like this:
AWAKEN I AM
Into atmospheric, soulful post-hardcore – that sounds a bit like Sleeping With Sirens back in their early days? You need these Brisbane lads in your life. Seriously, check this out:
If you like your pop-punk with lashings of emotion and lyrics that cut to the core, this Ottawa five-piece should be on your playlist. Here’s a taste of their heartbreaking new EP ‘Nothing Here Is Permanent’.
THE EVERYDAY ANTHEM
As endorsements go, All Time Low’s Rian Dawson producing your record is pretty decent. He clearly has great taste – Atlanta’s newest pop-punk crew have huge choruses by the truckload, and songs that are simply irresistible. Get involved.
Fresh from touring with Four Year Strong, Seaway and Grayscale, these guys fill their fast and furious pop-punk with nods to the past, present and future of the genre. No mean feat…
With a foot in the rock world and another in the realm of pop bangers, Ashland made waves with their irrepressible debut album ‘Wildfire’. Turn this up and just try not to move.