France isn’t necessarily the first location that comes to mind for pop punk exports, but a few great bands have emerged over the past few years including Connies and the truly excellent Shapers.
Here’s another new band from France – South Berkley, a four piece outfit that should appeal to lovers of post-‘Take Off Your Pants…’ era blink-182. Their second single ‘Glass N Sparks’ provides a decent teaser for their debut LP (‘Too Slow’), which is due this summer.
Their new video, capturing the band in a rehearsal space and a few other places,treads that fine line between DIY and glossy, complete with a bass player who’s convinced that the era of beards is on the way out and there’s a moustache revival just around the corner. Musically, it’s selection of choppy chords, slight emo leanings and all round melodicism bodes well for the band’s success in the immediate future.
Check out the new video below.