Sunday, December 8, 2013

SOUTHPORT LP

SOUTHPORT - SOUTHERN SOUL LP (Yo-Yo)
On their third full lenght Southport once again recall the sound of mid to late 90s UK melodic punk. This band has channeled the energy and spirit of bands like Snuff, Leatherface, The Jones and Broccoli, churning out eleven songs of mid-paced, poppy punkrock filled with sunny harmonies and chugging guitars. The album offers a typical British brand of punkrock made with plenty of melancholic undertones. Things are based on a strong feel for melodies and catchiness. Southport fuse a fantastic guitar work with Simon Wells' sweeping vocals and anthem-like choruses underlayed with warm Hammond organ harmonies. A song like "Best Of Me" is a great example for their ability to write popsongs with power and melodic genius. Lyrically, they expound personal topics in a smart and authentic way. Compared with their previous releases "Southern Soul" is definied by a more chilled and slower style. It's first of all a catchy as hell piece of punkrock, that's impossible to forget immediately after the first listen! (Listen to it here)