Toulouse Pop Punk band ‘The Shapers’ release their EP ‘Reckless Youth’ on the 26th February. Past winners of best up and coming band and have shared the stage with Punk legends Pennywise and NOFX is certainly a dream that’s coming true for this alternative punk trio.
Blink 182 and sum41 set out a style that audiences will embrace and allow bands like The Shapers to add to that menu. The difference to is the their lead man doesn’t sing with a fake American accent, he uses his natural French twang that can either be liked or loathed, I like it.
Reckless Youth is the follow up to ‘Everybody Needs to have a dream.’ It starts with a riff that sounds like Joan Osbourne’s one of us, will this be a cover? No, I was fooled and that is an easy thing to do. ‘Can’t Forget’ is a good start to the EP especially towards the end with a sexy industrial sounding mix.
Anthem fuelled ‘Secret’s sets up the flow of this EP of the pop punk style, that’s in-between those guys McFly and Busted to a catchy Green Day sound. This adds the feel good vibes to my serotonin and needs to be jumped around to in a small bedroom to annoy the parents.
The speed of the first three songs is brought to a shuddering halt with an acoustic ditty that goes by the name of ‘Lonely Moments’ and then ‘No Regrets’. This is what bands feel the need to do, they all want their ‘Words’ by Extreme moment or ‘when September Comes”. This track is the F1 Safety Car.
We come to the end with ‘Youth Disaster’ a full on anthem with nice harmonies and a presence of three guys putting their heart and soul in their music. The Shapers have an idea where they’re going with their pop punk skills.
Later in the year they will be treading the boards of many fine UK music venues so go out and pogo until your heart I content.
- Can’t forget
- Another Chance
- Lonely Moments
- No Regrets
- Youth Distatser