EP: Get Busy Living – All Good Memories Fade

Release Date: January 25th, 2014
Label: Unsigned
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/getbusylivingband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/gblband


It’s bands like Kansas City’s Get Busy Living that keep pop-punk listeners hopeful that one day the genre will reign again, back to the days when Four Year Strong were seen as idols. Pop-punk has changed nowadays, and it’s nice to get an almost nostalgic taste of the good old days due to the band’s commitment to the genre. This band is trying their best to breakthrough, and their latest EP ‘All Good Memories Fade’ shows this.

If you went to go see Get Busy Living perform their new EP live, you’d realise that, if this was about five years ago, you’d see them performing with the likes of All Time Low and Mayday Parade. This is something they can still strive for, but they’re just going to have to work that little bit harder.

Throughout ‘All Good Memories Fade’, they go hard equally with all the instruments. There’s no sickly overuse of the guitar, drums or bass, which is a common problem with most bands, especially in today’s music scene. The band manage to keep consistency with the song styles that they’re going for without sounding messy and repetitiv. Each song embodies the original pop-punk vibe with a twist to each song.

The band express themselves through well thought out lyrics, without being too simple and boring, and more or less they’re straight to the point, so they’re not easily misconstrued which is always appreciated by the listener. Through this EP we’re also clearly reminded of the band’s heavy influence from Four Year Strong.

In terms of how well this band does is all down to who listens; they’re pretty set in stone with going down the old school pop-punk road, and if you’ve never been into that kind of music you’re just straight up not going to be interested in what this band has to offer. On the other hand, if you’ve always been a keen listener of pop-punk and you like what it once was and what it has become, you’ll find a place in a playlist for Get Busy Living.

Written by Lauryn Paige