The Portsmouth based pop-punk boys of Midday Committee have returned to the music scene, following up their 2012 EP ‘I’m Sure Someone Mentioned A Cheque’ with a new, slightly longer EP, entitled ‘Girls In Open C’. The four-piece have created a solid record here with solid performances throughout and, with recent live appearances to showcase this new material, this band are really doing all they can to make this record a success.
A short introduction leads into first full track, ‘I Swear To God I’m Going To Pistol Whip The Next Guy Who Says Shenanigans’, where the band dive into their brand of pop-punk, sounding similar to Surrey quartet Today We Fly when frontman Rich Sanders‘ vocals take focus, before the work of lead guitarist Kieran Heath shines through on ‘Maybe I Should’. Later track, ‘Games Been Called’, has a typically pop-punk introduction before an infectious chorus steals the listener’s attention, and keeps the song as a firm favourite.
Other stand out tracks include ‘Hometowns’, which sees great performances from each individual band member, combining brilliantly. Album closer, ‘Just Me And You’ takes a completely different emotional approach, sounding similar to You Me At Six‘s early number, ‘Always Attract’. A powerful guest appearance from Seaching Alaska vocalist Christina Rotondo over an acoustic backdrop provides some variety to the record, and shows that Midday Committee can do more than just churn out some catchy numbers.
‘Girls In Open C’ is a great effort from Midday Committee and really paves the way for an eventual full-length album. As saturated as the pop-punk music scene is at the minute, these boys really do have the potential to get a foothold and fight their way through the crowd.
Written by Jonathon Barlow (@Narlow1)