Pop Punk isn’t dead

This post is actually more or less a test of the WordPress app I downloaded the other day. I figured, why not tell you about a cool band rather than just writing “test 123” and deleting it.

So far, 2016 was a year full of awesome releases. We got a new David Bowie album (I’m still sad he passed away), blink-182 decided to release a ridiculously good comeback album, the godfathers of Pop Punk, Descendents, released Hypercaffium Spazzinate, and my personal highlight so far, Moby dropped an industrial album with his the new Pacific Void Choir.

But what really became apparent is: Pop Punk is alive and well – it wasn’t just a phase we all went through in the naughties, but it actually grew up to be a proper musical genre, with real songs that exceed the stereotypes it created in the early 2000s.

A prime example of Pop Punk done right comes from the one and only Dan Smith (awesome tattooist for those who don’t know him) in the form of Sharp/Shock. Their grown up, very British sounding version of our favourite pet peeve genre is everything the aged Pop Punk needs: catchy hooks, gang shouts, and singalongs.

Go check them out.


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