Packing a bigger punch with the addition of frontman Zech Pluister, Sleep On It return with their brightest and most promising EP yet.
Each of these five tracks is a powerhouse of engaging energy and plucky pop-punk, staying close to a familiar, but winning formula. Forceful yet gritty, Pluister’s vocals were built for these anthems and lend pathos to some admittedly rather unimaginative lyrics.
They may not be ready to turn the genre on its head just yet, but the Chicago crew know their way around a melody and do what they do with real craft. Whatever comes next, it could be special.