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Sporting’s “Ordinary Love” Keeps Pop Punk Relevant

As time passes, trends and music change - but pop punk seems to be what remains even in the midst of stylistic upheaval. Sporting Band is a great example of this, bringing bright sounds and gritty harmonies to the forefront amidst emotional lyrics. Sharing their newest bassist - Anthony Hefler - with fellow pop punk band Never Coming Home, the guys in Sporting...

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Luke Hemmings Releases Introspective Solo Album “When Facing The Things We Turn Away From”

You probably know Luke Hemmings from chart-topping pop rock boy band 5 Seconds of Summer (or 5SOS, to their fans). You know, the band that broke the internet back in 2014 with their breakout hit "She Looks So Perfect". But I'd wager you've never seen him quite like this. The concept of a solo album is no stranger to many of these...

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Waterparks Isn’t Kidding About Their Fourth Album Greatest Hits

Nothing this band does is without purpose - and this album is a great testament to that. From writing all kinds of inventive sound-effect laden songs heavily dependent on digitized vocal effects and techno-beats, Awsten recently mentioned having over a hundred potential songs to choose from for this latest collection. Even the name of this album is rather bold, implying perhaps a mix...

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All Time Low’s New Song is a “Once in a Lifetime” Experience

In my life, I often find myself gravitating back and forth between the same handful of bands or artists - and All Time Low is a card-holding member of that club. There's something about the clever lyricism and the gritty pop-punk influences that just pull me in every time. I always love how they keep this genre alive, even after exploring the more...

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