August 29, 2017 |

Montroze – ESCAPE

Montroze – ESCAPE

August 29, 2017 |

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In 2012 UK pop-punk began its takeover and Bath natives Montroze have been there since the beginning, releasing a steady stream of EPs that have seen them polish and refine their sound. Their latest release ESCAPE sees them take the next step in their evolution with six tracks that aim to capture the rawness of the band’s live shows.

It’s immediately noticeable that years of touring and releasing have whipped this band’s sound into a harder and more weathered form. There’s a weight to the guitars that isn’t ordinarily expected from pop-punk and while the band are still unequivocally a part of that world, they clearly have aspirations well beyond it. A polished production job aids the band’s quest for raw sound as it emphasises the hard-hitting drums and punchy guitars without softening any of their impact, this is how a British pop-punk record should sound. Over the course of the EP Montroze show their versatility in exploring all facets of the pop-punk sound from the classic bounce of ‘Pages of a Different Book’ to the acoustic ‘Contemplation’.