Place your hand over your heart, and repeat after me.. I believe in melody, I believe in energy, I believe in pop punk.
I am a man who is nearly 32 years old, and I do believe in melody and energy and its why I love pop punk.
Some bands have this innate ability to make you flashback to moments in life.
Woes are one of those bands.
The Scottish quartet have invaded my ears and my mind over these past few months and in doing so, have used there slick powerful pop punk to remind me of lost summers with my friends. Those endless summers of pop punk and Drive-Thru Records, where we chased *unsuccessfully* girls, partied, talked to early hours, made mistakes but more importantly made memories.
Woes have that killer throwback quality, but sound as relevent and new as other amazing bands like Wstr or Neck Deep.
The band are super DIY too, interacting with their fans, handling production and recording duties aswell as writing huge songs like 'Worst Friend' and 'Be Alone'.
They encapsulate everything I love about pop punk, huge choruses, crunchy guitars, chunky basslines and explosive drums. They simply exchange the infectious energy for intimacy when they decide to strip the songs down to an acoustic format, and the songs breathe with a whole new life, a mark of great song writing.
I think Woes could be potentially the next big UK pop punk act.. Neck Deep and As It Is are currently flying the flag worldwide and Woes may not be far behind, even joining both of the aforementioned bands on the Neck Deep Autumn tour.
Woes are built for bigger things and I am personally happy to have joined them as a fan, early on the ride.
New music is on the horizon, bigger tours booked, new fans acquired everyday and a band that continue to grow and better themselves.
I'm booked to see Neck Deep in October and am thoroughly looking forward to seeing Woes spring to life and own that larger stage!
Join the ride and support Woes.
Check the guys out:
Youtube: Woes UK
Woes EP and Tshirts currently available. Bargains to be had.