It would be doing Milestones a disservice to describe their brand of bouncy pop-punk rock as inoffensive, but I’ve listened to Equal Measures, their debut EP, a few times now and it really is hard to find a more suitable description. Happy, upbeat, melodic pop-rock is the order of the day here and, although I may have already dubbed it inoffensive, I have to say that it’s hard not to sit there in a warm glow as you listen to the infectious energy pouring out of the band.
Without wanting to come across as patronizing, Equal Measures does have plenty in its favour for a band of such a young age. The acoustic “Counterparts”, for example, sees the group step outside their pop/punk/rock boundaries to explore alternative avenues while “Sleepless Nights Are Put To Bed” sees the guys signing off this EP by untethering themselves from their poppy restraints and really rocking out.
Here’s hoping the band have many more years ahead of them and many more tunes like “Sleepless Nights…” as that would make us most happy!
01. More To Me
02. Equal Measures
03. Nothing Left
05. Sleepless Nights Are Put To Bed
Run Time: 15:30
Release Date: April 6, 2015
Check out the album ‘Equal Measures’ here.