A Few Too Many are the Essex born pop punkers that have been building up a solid fan base and collection of anthemic, loud, thrusting melodies since their formation. But where do their inspirations come from? Danny of the band let us in on his ultimate album choices – and what a selection they are!
Self Titled – Busted
This was the album that really sparked my love for pop rock/pop punk music when I was in my pre-teen years. Busted were a gateway for me to discover bands like Blink-182 and Green Day and a bunch of other bands. ‘Busted’ is such a feel-good album, every time I put it on I want to jump around like I’m 12 years old again playing air guitar in front of a mirror and dreaming of playing Wembley.
Enema Of The State – Blink 182
After being introduced to this genre of music via bands like McFly and Busted, I first discovered Blink-182’s album ‘Enema Of The State’ in my early teens. I instantly fell in love with the tracks ’What’s My Age Again’ and ‘All The Small Things’ because of the unusual but amazing sound of Mark and Tom’s vocals. I had a soft spot for ‘Aliens Exist’ as I shared Tom’s enthusiasm and love for all things U.F.O and Area 51.
American Idiot – Green Day
Several years into becoming a solid fan of the pop punk/punk rock genre, I happened upon this beautiful masterpiece by Green Day. This whole record instantly grabbed me and resonated with me. Every song on the album is an anthem, lyrically and musically great, combining everything I love about old school and modern punk rock.
Nothing Personal – All Time Low
I was about 19 when Nothing Personal came out. It wasn’t the first record I’d heard by All Time Low, but it definitely was and still is, my favourite by them. There’s just something about tracks like ‘Weightless’ and ‘Lost In Stereo’ that screams defiance, youth and fun. It’s one of those albums you need to play all the way through and then stick on repeat because it’s full of hooks.
Combat Rock – The Clash
I first discovered my love for The Clash when I heard the track ‘London’s Calling’ on Radio 1. I was fascinated by Joe Strummer’s unique vocals and the whole feeling of pure anarchy surrounding the band. The Clash were a band that just oozed