Since the turn of the millennium, a vast amount of music peddled as pop-punk hasn’t resembled the classic pop-punk sound of the nineties at all, but shifted rather more towards whining emo-dom or lightweight post-hardcore. The UK’s As The Sun Sleeps not only play pop-punk in the traditional sense, but are also bloody good at it.
2016 has been an interesting year. We’ve heard hundreds of albums and we’ve heard lots of good ones, but in comparison to the previous couple of years there has been a paucity of great ones. Nevertheless, there’s always gold to be mined and here are Real Gone’s top ten albums of the year.
[As always, in the interest of fairness, the choices are limited to those actually reviewed on the website]
We’re nearing the end of the year. It’s been a mixed bag.
2017 is set to begin in style when British punk-pop band As The Sun Sleeps release their new EP in January. It’s one of the best things to come out of the genre in a very long time, equal to classics from early blink-182 and Sum 41. If you can’t wait until the EP release, check out the new video for lead track ‘Beering’. It’s a really catchy track and a good indicator of the quality of the EP.