Daylight – One More Fight

Daylight_RingMaster Review

Though released back home a year ago, One More Fight gets its own UK release this month on the eve of Spanish pop punks Daylight’s UK tour. Such its storming collection of contagious anthems it would be no surprise if a great many of British genre fans have already a copy of their highly persuasive release in their collection, but if not, the time has come to grab some, not ground-breaking but inescapably rousing, pop punk either for the speakers or live.

Formed in 2004, the Barcelona hailing quartet has over the years toured through Europe, Russia, China, and Japan, as well as successfully play Groezrock, headline The X-Games, and shared stages with the likes of MXPX, McFly, Reel Big Fish, Zebrahead, and The Ataris. Their imminent tour around the UK is their first though and as mentioned marked by the release of One More Fight. Produced and mixed by Andrea Fusini (Upon This Downing, Ms. White, Ready Set Fall) alongside Andrew Wade (A Day to Remember, The Ghost Inside, A Loss for Words), the album instantly leaps on ears igniting body and appetite with boisterous ease.

Opener Anthem Of The Broken lives up to the first part of its title immediately, vocal harmonies and roars within tenacious riffs igniting ears as punchy rhythms give them a healthy examination. There is nothing flawed musically in the song either, the heavy wiry tone of Olek Burek’s bass irresistible whilst the guitars of Wojtek Burek and Albert Domenech almost dance on the senses as they cast magnetic aggression and fiery enterprise. The combined vocal persuasion of the Burek brothers is just as impressive too, the track strolling with lively attitude and physical prowess into waiting imagination and enjoyment.

cover_RingMaster Review     The following Kickbacks is a touch more reserved in its assault but still a thumping encounter built on the voracious swipes of Victor Vera’s muscle on drum skin. With the body soon bouncing as eagerly as the song’s, rich satisfaction is alive without a care for the kind of general familiarity which seems to come with pop punk releases as a whole. As the track shows, The Daylight touch and impassioned energy brings an ingredient which makes already strong songwriting standout from the masses too, that and an ability to create instinctive hooks and melodies which seem to know what tastes like and want.

The forcibly catchy Consequences takes over with its own easy going and rigorously infectious stomp next, guitars and bass a busy maelstrom of enterprise pierced by again heftily swung beats and wrapped in the captivation of the vocals. It also continues the imagination which brings resourceful and unexpected twists in certain moments, an invention even more open in the sonic shimmer of Now Or Never. The song entwines elegant melodies around expected catchiness, vocals leading the gentle but anthemic roar as in its lining, a great glimpse of discord and shadowed contrast comes and goes to further entice.

We Are Strong has a Jimmy Eat World spicing to its tempting, the electro winking of its predecessor again pulsating in the enthused hug of the song. With a New Found Glory scented air brewing up and subsequently soaking the heart of the track, its more than agreeable presence swaps with the equally alluring loud croon of Another Day. Though neither proposition incites the same energy of responses as those before them, each leaves ears with a smile and pleasure strong before being eclipsed by the Good Charlotte meets Weezer meets McFly like Best Days of Our Lifes. There is a touch of Green Day to the song too, and a wealth of imagination from Hammond-esque keys to rap shaped vocals which ensure it is a proposition which, without major originality on show, offers a fresh and bewitching weave of eclectic contagion.

The song should be the closing track to One More Fight, its feel good factor the perfect way to end the album. In fact it could even be as the track line-up is marked two ways on the promo sent to us and on the band’s Bandcamp different again, so do not take our line-up as read, just that it is true to the quality of the great release.

The thrilling Revolution is next in our schedule, from a grouchy bassline and confrontational incitement from drums and guitars, the song challenges and enlists full involvement in its aggressive anthem of a roar. Green Day again springs to mind as the track rivals the starters for best track honours, its defiance in word and emotion the griping fuel to the sound igniting fresh greed.

The final two songs on the album keep things rolling along with joyful energy, End Of The World releasing its Living End spiced rock ‘n’ roll first leaving Crazy Youth Gone Wild to bring a thoroughly enjoyable romp of a release to a rewarding close. As suggested One More Fight is not Daylight breaking down walls or reshaping the pop punk scene but it is them proving they are one of the genre’s most potent if for many still secret pleasures.

Britain time to get on those feet and romp…

One More Fight is released in the UK on 23rd October.

Daylight’s UK tour dates:

27 Oct – London, Boston Music Room

28 Oct – Edinburgh, Opium

29 Oct – Ayr, West Of The Moon

30 Oct – Dundee, Drouthys

31 Oct – Glasgow, Nice And Sleazy

01 Nov – Sheffield, The Hop

02 Nov – Derby, The Vic Inn

03 Nov – Frome, Cheese And Grain

04 Nov – Swansea, The Scene

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Pete RingMaster 23/10/2015

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Spineless Yes Men – Better Side of the Bar EP

Formed in 2009, UK rock band Spineless Yes Men has grown with their vibrant imaginative sound into one of the emerging bands ready to explode into national recognition. A fusion of rock and punk with refined melodic veins, their sound has captured the affections of an ever growing legion of fans and with their latest EP Better Side of the Bar, the band is poised to engage imaginations far and wide.

The line-up of vocalist Tommy Towers, guitarists Chris Doughty and Chris Keats, bassist Jack Doughty, and Bernie O’Reilly on drums, have raised their bar over the past six months, the band playing a flurry of headline shows around London and sharing stages alongside the likes of MxPx, Nothington, Our Time Down Here and Apologies, I Have None. April of this year saw them enter Animal Farm Studios to record Better Side of the Bar, a release consisting of three dramatic and mischievous songs which engage the heart and invigorate energies.

The release starts off with the band anthem Poem, Poem, the fan favourite which has become the aural signature of the band. Re-recorded for the release the song instantly charms the ear with its knocking rhythms, tingling chords and the expressive vocals of Towers. The song lingers in its initial restrained yet compulsive gait, creating a building presence before stretching into its full stride and igniting the passions through surging riffs, attention grabbing beats, and the wonderful moody bass sounds of Doughty. The middle of the song fires up a sizzling blues tinged breath from the guitars to throw flames across the ceiling of the song. Boisterously infectious and openly urgent the song pushes inviting choruses and fiery melodic plumes through the ear. It is irresistible, so much so that if you manage to resist joining in someone would be checking your pulse for life.

The other two songs on the EP are brand new and further show the expressive songwriting and inventive craft of the band. Dickens Would Have Made You A Gentleman stomps through the ear with a fresh punk energy and rock n roll contagious passion. There is a swagger to the guitars and again an expressive flourish to the tones of Towers which invites participation. As catchy as its predecessor, the song is a pulsating slab of punk n roll perfectly defined and shaped. The band again expand the song with inventive diversions and smart layers of harmonies and melodically driven aural winks to make it all unpredictable and thoroughly contagious.

The closing Raindrop Shadows is a beefier price of rock which holds back on the infectious intent to bring a more inciteful and muscular presence which evokes slightly different but equally positive responses. Whereas the first two songs have a Innercity Pirates and Max Raptor roguish quality this track is a smouldering almost bruising piece of rock with elements which has essences of a Social Distortion or New Found Glory spicing the original Spineless Yes Men sound.

Better Side of the Bar is a great introduction to Spineless Yes Men and one can only expect it to be the spark to the beginning of greater things from and for the band ahead. We for one will be watching very closely.

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RingMaster 08/10/2012

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