Are you a fan of Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, The Wonder Years and Neck Deep? Then you should definitely check out Storm Harbour. They’re set to release their self-titled debut EP on the 9th of December. The pop-punkers are a quintet from Stockport and consist of Ally Bowie (Vocals), Adam Johnson (Guitar), Matt Watson (Guitar), Dan Slann (Bass) and Charlie Armstrong (Drums).
Opening track, ‘Backbone’ starts with very impressive guitar riffs and then the drums kick in. Once the drum beats speed up the melodic vocals begin. I really like the lyrics, especially the chorus as the lyrics are very catchy along with the catchy beat of the track.
Up next is ‘Alchemy’. I find that the Ally’s vocals are pulled back and it changes the pace to show that the quintet has got the ability to create a track showing some modern rock with an added killer hook. Again the guitars add a nice touch to the track and the bass line is the same and they both keep the track flowing.
‘Breaking Point’ has the energetic opening and the good speed that I like. The drums keep the track at this consistent speed, the guitars and bass then add some more body to the track keeping the riffs melodic.
The final track is ‘Calm Down’. Calm Down continues to ignite by attacking aural senses with an onslaught of stabbing guitar riffs and the bass line is awesome and keeps the track flowing. Just like the other tracks, it begins with some catchy drum beats which are really good. I’ve realised that Ally has got a unique voice which is a positive thing. I really like the lyrics in this track, especially “So calm yourself down, everything’s gonna be fine”. As the track goes on the drums are still very energetic.
As a whole, the EP is beautifully written. Ally’s impressive vocals keep strong throughout the record. The other two tracks ‘Persistent At Best’ and ‘Sink or Swim’ are very similar to the tracks I’ve mentioned. The stabbing guitar riffs throughout the EP gives it body along with the drums also. You should definitely give this a spin if you’re a fan of Fall Out Boy, Neck Deep, The Wonder Years and All Time Low. I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.