Hailing from Orlando, FL, Accidental Hero started in 2013 when singer-songwriter Jackie Skillet began tapping into her emotions and cohabitating them to musical definitions. One late night the heavens opened up and she realized this musical destiny would include fast, loud drums, heavy guitars and ear-gasmic bass riffs. Shows were played and lineups changed but the pursuit of musical bliss has never ended. The current and final lineup of Jackie – Vocals, Tae – Guitar, Mike – Drums and Kevin – Bass, have been together since April of 2015.
On their Ep, “Pictures”, Jackie belts out heartfelt lyrics that reflect her and everyone that’s ever been in a relationship’s emotions. Upbeat and catchy, Accidental Hero sing about real life situations using meaningful lyrics, riveting guitar and bass riffs, and excellent drum beats. At different times and in different songs, they convey both positive messages, and a stuff-you attitude, without saying as much, which we all feel at times.
Punk is the soundtrack to a generation, and the Pop-Punk form of the genre represents a mostly positive look on life, on love, and on growing up etc., which Accidental Hero deliver excellently with a subtle feminine touch.
Accidental Hero opens the Ep with a kick-ass song like CAPTAIN JETPACK to quickly put into perspective their musical intentions. Just in case you’re thinking they’re going to be ‘softer’ due to having a female singer. Singer Jackie is everything you’d expect from a pop-punk band, and more. It’s not often you find a punk orientated band that plays great music and has a singer with great lyrics, and a great voice. Accidental Hero has it all!
So when they settle into the fast-paced melodics and crushing riffs of the explosive FOUR LETTER WORD, you are no longer surprised, but convincingly assured that this is a damn good young pop-punk band. You can give it up to these guys and a girl, for laying out on PICTURES how the rest of us feel about life. Bassist Kevin lights up this record with awesome lines and Tae’s amazing guitar work, along with Mike’s excellent percussion puts this band out of the ordinary. If you truly like catchy, energetic pop-punk, you’ll enjoy ENDING and RESPONSE TIME too.
All-round the music itself is not over-complex or complicated in any way, providing awesome tunes to go along with the great singing by Jackie. Accidental Hero are incredible at what they do, all of their songs rock, and you should really check them out!