Radio-friendly pop-punk, would be the best and most accurate description of the self-titled Kids In Control 7-track Ep
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Kids In Control have been working hard on their music since the band’s inception in 2013. Following the release of their debut EP, the band geared up to bring their energetic live show on the road to promote the upcoming official releases with matching music videos.
Radio-friendly pop-punk, would be the best and most accurate description of the self-titled Kids In Control 7-track Ep released a few months ago, and which is ready to take the world by storm.
I listened to it over and over until it got stuck in my player. I mean, you can listen to the whole thing through and it gets you so pumped up with adrenaline that you feel like you can take on anyone. Have it blasting in your house with some crazy loud speakers and before you know it, the people in the house next to you are rocking out!
From the gripping introduction of Bad Girl through to the outstanding conclusion of So Obvious, “Kids In Control” is a spectacular Ep. Of course, potential radio-ready hits like One Of Those Days, Addicted and All We Know are catchy, but all the songs really blew me away!
My personal favorite songs on the Ep has to be Sleepless Nights and See You In Hell. They are incredibly catchy, easy-going, and just downright solid listens. I doubt this Ep could get any better. I love the crunchy riffs and how the guitars sound: its hardcore, but catchy and pop sounding at the same time.
Though pop-punk orientated, these boys sure show that they know how to rock out. Each song on the Ep is infused with an infectious energy that at the end of the day is what punk is all about. The lyrics are filled with the so-simple-yet-so-complex struggles and pleasures of life.
Kids In Control are brimming with attitude and jump out of the speakers at you, showcasing their top class vocals, the delicious guitar licks, the driven bass and solid drum playing, supplied by members Michael Bennett – Vocals, Darius Monaghan– Lead Guitar, Justin Anderson– Bass/Vocals, James Piper– Guitar, Grant Myers– Drums.
This is one Ep I was completely caught off guard by. There are so many pop punk bands just releasing the same teen-angst themes, done and redone over and over by Blink and Green Day in the past that I was weary at first. However this band sounds like they have real talent for radio ready, pop-punk, which retain a hardcore credibility that will resonate with true punk rockers too.
Overall, Kids In Control is an excellent band with a great Ep. Their catchy rhythms and great choruses will keep you listening for a while on replay. They totally break the rules of tired ‘old-school’ pop-punk. Once you grab this Ep, you will be already queuing up for the next. They’re currently untouchable in the realms of indie pop punk!