Birmingham quartet Layover have blinded me with their latest EP release Your Laughter Never Leaves which has all the emotional content to reflect on serious matters while encouraging the fundamentals of a Pop Punk vibe.
Opening with Hunger Pains literally brings the definition of ‘UK Pop Punk’ with catchy guitar riffs, upbeat drums, and a vocal ability that slightly cracks into a shout when hitting the higher keys and impressive harmonies that further fills the already jam-packed track full of variety within the rhythms. As I embrace myself for what I’m sure will be another banger, Coffee and Fluoxetine continues where the last track left off with transactions so sudden seemingly flowing to create a unique blend of energy and calming notion mid song that powered back into a close. Hollow Me Out follows at only 1.28 minutes, which felt like a rush of adrenaline to try and soak in the verse, pre-chorus and chorus. Over half way through the record and I’m impressed as Slumber shows the diversity the band can deliver in a very emotional start that lyrically feels paining as vocalist screams out “Cause I don’t want to live in this world without you, I wish I could wake you from your slumber” really tearing at heartstrings with the raw tone throughout the song both musically and lyrical. Closing track of the EP is the self-titled Your Laughter Never Leaves which can define their sound incorporating every aspect you have heard so far and a true example of a core track to represent who Layover is.
Guys, I cannot stress this enough, I’d never heard of this band until the moment I received this record which I am proud to have had the opportunity and would recommend that this is the band you need to keep an eye on in 2018. Big things are destined for Layover.
Support them on www.facebook.com/layoveruk and check out the video for Slumber below: