EP: Stand Atlantic – Sidewinder
September 15th, 2017
There’s been noticeable rumblings across the music scene about up-and-coming pop-punk trio Stand Atlantic after their signing to Rude Records. They’re rumblings that aren’t unwarranted; they’re a band full of infectious energy, overflowing with enthusiasm, and all of this has culminated in their EP, ‘Sidewinder’.
Hailing from the same city with a similar line-up to genre heavyweights Tonight Alive, it’s no surprise that the two bands share some similarities, which is a strong compliment for a fledgling band.
Opening things up is the EP’s title-track, which introduces this band’s upbeat sound with a huge performance across the alarmingly catchy chorus, with some relatable lyrics that are drawing in these many fans across the water from the city this three-piece call home.
Frontwoman Bonnie Fraser really demonstrates some outstanding vocal ability across the duration of ‘Sidewinder’, belting out a chorus packed to the teeth with angst, and dripping in resentment on emotional number, ‘Push’.
Fraser also utilises her vocal range providing some stunning harmonies on the fast-paced chorus for ‘Coffee At Midnight’, with bassist David Potter and drummer Jonno Paninchi helping to create the climatic background that her voice soars over.
‘Mess I Made’ and ‘Chemicals’ are more traditional pop-punk cuts with a quick delivery that will be stuck in yoru head for days. It’s tracks like these that could lead you to believe that Stand Atlantic are old hands at the music game, yet, on the contrary, the trio are in fact just getting started, and, with an initial release of this calibre, it’s exciting to see where they’ll go from here.
Written by Jon Barlow (@Narlow1)