Song: Out Of My Mind
Band/Artist: One Last Thing
Location: Perth, Australia
Date of Release: 18th July 2014
Genre: Pop Punk
Ladies and gentlemen hold onto your hats, pop punk where the vocalist doesn’t sound like their testicles are being squeezed more violently than I saw in those video’s i found on Thrillhouse’s Laptop… Those crazy Germans, but I digress. This is essentially typical pop punk but without the overt femininity that the style has become synonymous with, also despite the gang vocals and guitar chugs have avoided becoming the wretched discharge of that band that it seems everyone but me loves A Day To Remember.
This track takes for me takes back to 2002, Sticks and Stones had just come out, and those of us who had listened to Blink 182’s discography way to extensively were looking for a new bouncy fix, without the excessive girly-ness that came with listening to Fall Out Boy and along comes New Found Glory. This has the same melodicism and grooves, but you know you aren’t going to be the only guy at the concert that will respond to a question on The Ramones with something other than a vacant stare…
Layered Guitar melodies, for me are a winner 8 out of 10 times, and these succeed in taking over used chord progressions and breathing new life into them. Kudos on the gruff vocalist too, it bring another layer of oomph to the track. The drums are bouncy adding the air of fun to the song that is essential to the style, the bass is understated but not lacking, with each guitar part moving off on their own tangents, its great that he holds the centre, the core idea of the song, strong and sturdy. To round out this solid line-up is a vocalist who despite not wowing me, does not disappoint me either, suppling hook laden melodies that round out an extremely well put together track.
This isn’t ground breaking music but neither is it a cheap imitation. It is the music someone like me listens to when he’s feeling down, or having some brews with friends this is music with good cheer, and I respect and applaud that, there is something to be said for music that makes you happy or compliments your happiness. Music for happy men, not whiney boys.
Overall IPHYB Rating: 6/10
Personal Enjoyment Factor: 7/10
A Fat, bloated alcoholic, with a taste for high quality cheap scotch. The spawn of Jack Daniels, Fat Mike and Misanthropy. Living life on the road with a bag full of baked beans and a bottle full of bourbon, playing bass through blurry vision.
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