Release Date: June 7th 2019
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Milton Keynes based pop-punks Get Your Head Straight are kicking their career off the right way. On their debut EP, ‘Contrast’, the band show that they’re not messing around, and are out to show the world what they’ve got to say.
Opening with ‘Excuses’, the band introduce themselves in a hell-for-skinny-jeans fashion. It’s clear that the band wear their influences on their sleeve, with elements of the likes of Neck Deep, You Me At Six, and Green Day all being heard throughout. Tyler Hall takes a brutal stab at a possible former partner. His harsh vocals pair perfectly with the fast-paced instrumentation for a heavy tune that’s sure to get the crowds moving in a live situation. The similarly fast-paced ‘Two Sided’ also feels like it would get a whole venue in motion.
The EP seems like it’s going to takes a turn down a slower road on ‘Medusa’. The song starts with a melodic interlude that has an almost haunting tone to it, before tearing into the main part of the song. This song feels a little more lamentful than the other cuts on the EP, which definitely gives it a different feel, even if it’s attacked with the same energy.
‘Consider’ closes off the EP, and starts with a perfect showcase for Daryl Humphries‘ drum capabilities. Towards the end of the song, it almost completely changes tack just over halfway and ends with what could only describe as an elongated breakdown, unleashing a much heavier side to the band.
These pop-punk newcomers have definitely got their heads straight. They know where they want to go, and that the only way for them is up.
20/All things Scottish Rock/Emo/Metal