HeadStrong - The Worst EP
If you are a fan of old school punk rock or grunge, or you have respect for both, you should definitely check out the new up and coming band named Headstrong; started by three talented, young men all the way from down south, Port Pirie in South Australia to be exact.
Their six song EP, is titled “The Worst”, and was released on August the 3rd, 2018 and is available on Google (play) or Apple music / iTunes , as well as on Spotify.
The EP kicks off with a song called ‘540’, which is all about getting away from home. This 2 minute song really reflects the bands influences. The upbeat music coupled with the depressing lyrics trick the listener into feeling rather happy when they listen to this song.
The next song is called The Idiot Song. This one has been stuck in my head all week as its funny and catchy.
Seperation Sickness is a bit longer at 3:22. This song is my favourite and has been stuck in my head ever since I first heard it. It really showcases the guitar player’s talent.
There is a nice transition into the next song titled Bring In The Heat. This song definitely highlights the band’s talent for writing lyrics especially the part that says, “sticks and stones may break your bones, but life’s got you in the ass.”
Lost Cause is the 5th song on the album and it is a little slower than the others that come before it. It is super catchy and has a real grunge feel to it.
The last song is called Goodbye, which is super fitting and it is the perfect way to end this EP giving it a sort of finality.
All across the EP you can hear the bands influences such as classic grunge and mid nineties to early 2000s era punk rock bands such as Nirvana and Blink 182, and later on lesser known bands such as Behind Crimson Eyes and 919. Headstrong are a super talented band and I highly recommend you keep a lookout for them in the future as this latest release of theirs demonstrates they are still in the early days and have a great future with a bigger and better sound ahead of them!
Listen to the album here:
Review by Catie Antoine