Weekend Punks are an indie rock band with elements of punk contained within their music – they released a new EP back in November, titled Weekend Punks EP. I loved the new wave vibes of the EP and wanted to share it with the world – make sure you check the EP out if you like what you read below!
By Jane Howkins
The Theme From The Weekend Punks is the first song on this three track EP, encapsulating their sound perfectly. Fuzzy surf rock guitar melodies are the name of the game here, with the track having a wonderfully upbeat melody and vocals that reminded me a lot of Emily Haines from Canadian indie rockers Metric. Weekend Punks have a similar sound to Metric at times, but their music is clearly still their own.
Backseat Driver is the intermediary track, starting out a little slower than the previous song. The tempo soon ramps up with the introduction of the percussion, although the track does have quite a dreamy feel to it. The vocals have a sultry feel to them that slips and slides in between the music in a fabulous manner.
Stay is the final tune on this EP – I felt it had something of a garage rock vibe to it, in part due to the fuzzy guitars and drums that kick things off. The tempo is a little slower here than the other songs, but it sounds no less amazing. The backing vocals add a catchy element to proceedings, moving well with the lead vocals.
Weekend Punks are doing something a little different to the norm here, and for that, they should be applauded. Weekend Punks EP is a cracking release and won’t be leaving my ears anytime soon!