All Talk Is Small Talk is the new EP from Cheltenham based pop punk group, Sioux Falls who certainly don’t fall short. Released in November and consisting of five tracks it’s a solid set of songs! British pop punk has been on the rise in recent years and to me Sioux Falls embody all the reasons this rise is a good thing.
The production of the record keeps everything clear but doesn’t overcomplicate things, letting the songs natural energy and fun shine through. The guitars are punchy and ear catching, the drums solid and the bass sound is one I wish I heard far more often. The vocals ride the instrumental wave with a sound that works perfectly for every track.
Sioux Falls manage to retain an energy throughout the EP while maintaining a diversity of sound with tracks like I Fell Faster taking the band in a more acoustic direction before a triumphant ending while other tracks such as the intro Pitstarter show a heavier side of the band. Across the record, the traditional pop punk themes of angst, angst and angst are all present but conveyed in the bands own way that’ll have you singing along to every clever line and every catchy chorus. Even as a self confessed critic of the genre I’ve grown to love this EP more with each listen so it gets my recommendation easily. Head to wherever you listen to your music and check it out for yourself!
My personal favourites include Heart and Home which kicks off the EP so well, taking the tension of the intro track and building it into a classic Pop punk singalong, and I Fell Faster, a more acoustic number which builds and shows emotion so well in a perfect showcase of performance and songwriting talent.