There are lots of bands coming out of the woodwork now who walk a similar path to pop-punk faves Neck Deep. Wstr are another one of those gritty pop-punk bands who, for all the infectious melodies and big bouncy guitars, have an honest, down-to-earth, real life twist to their songs and, you know, sure, we all love a good singalong but when you can actually relate to the songs like you can to songs like “Fair Weather” then the whole thing becomes more palatable.

Skrwd is a six-song affair that may only clock in at just under eighteen minutes but the infectious charm of songs like “Brainsick” and the fucking brilliant “Fairweather” make it a pleasure to listen to..again and again… and again! Wstr are a pop-punk band who embrace the pop ethic with really easy to catch onto hooks but marry it with proper, gritty punk rock to create a really good honest record. Sure there is a tip of the cap to bands like New Found Glory but, at the end of the day, Skrwd has that British weather-worn grit to it that makes it all that more satisfying to listen to.

Track Listing:

01. South Drive
02. Fair Weather
03. Graveyard Shift
04. Brainsick
05. Aint Great
06. Devils N Demons

Run Time: 18:11
Release Date: 4th September 2015

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.