Fresh young pop/punk band Priests To Pilots have released their first EP titled Remember Me, With Favour and its a good one!
Cracking on, PTP open with FortyFive, a really interesting build from the bass strumming 2 notes with each pattern change until drums and a lead guitar riff lays over the mix, before a more intense beat comes in, with a 4-chord pop/punk feel. As the guitars drop out for the first part of the verse and vocals are introduced, which has a huge resemblance to the punk/rock band Allister. Catchy stab-like beats fill the chorus, nice echo filled bridge, finishing off with a very interesting and unique close.
Off to a good start as we move onto song #2 titled Lava Lamp (Bittersweet) a washy sounding vocal effect starts the track and single noting what will be the main chord progression for the verse, and a similar chorus. By the sounds of the chorus, “Oh Selena won’t you stay, we’ve got much to discuss, I’d hate to write another song about you” whoever may have wrote the lyrics may have written a back catalogue of songs about a certain someone.
Wake Up Call has a similar washy vocal effect to open up until instrumentally revealing the pop/punk spirit of happy upbeat vibes. Verse has precision on point beats while chorus has a much more chaotic barrage of hammering sounds with inclusion of spot on harmony vocals. Beautifully produced bridge, with a nice range of atmospheric echo effects complete this song before closing with a chorus.
Finishing up this impressive EP, Hopeless gradually increases the volume into full fronted assault through verse and chorus, this has all the clichés of this genre, that is not a negative comment, in fact it is a perfect way to say it fits them snug into a shuffle playlist of “Top Pop/Punk Anthems” as it has all the right elements.
Priests To Pilots have only been together for a year and have produced a tight debut EP, I can’t begin to fault it in any way, bringing a polished sound to classic punk rock. Be sure to keep one ear to the ground for PTP, as their journey begins to success.