You Know The Drill are releasing their new 5-track EP ‘Selfhood‘ on 22nd June.
The band credit this EP with it being the first time they’ve properly found their sound, which comparing it to their 2016 release, ‘Losing Streak‘, it’s clear to see. With more direction in their style, they’ve created a solid 5 songs, demonstrating their potential.
One notable difference from their debut release in 2016 is the addition of guitarist Luke Astley supporting Benji Yapp on vocals, adding another dimension, really showing through on the emotional, powerful acoustic ballad ‘Blossom’. You Know The Drill have done well to keep the EP interesting, and as varied as it can be – especially in a genre that sometimes can get a little tired – by mixing oldschool elements of pop punk exhibited by the likes of Blink-182 with the newer sounds of bands like Neck Deep.
In a classic pop-punk style, the sound is generally upbeat, despite the lyrics being much darker at points. ‘Snake Eyes’, the standout single from the EP featuring Joey Fleming of In her Own Words, focuses on toxic relationships and finding the strength to move on from them. ‘Homesick’ looks at the downsides of touring as a band – but don’t let this bring you down. As a group who like to focus on positives, ‘Homesick‘s video shows the band having fun on tour, and with an EP this impressive, I don’t see them letting any touring pitfalls bring them down at all.