I still feel like there's a space for more bands in the area between mathrock and pop punk, alongside Tiny Moving Parts for example. Luckily, it seems like I'm not the nly person who feels that way; Sketchshow feel the same. These Southhampton younglings deal in a high energy, high fusion version of mathrock that immediately echoes the promise of The Marmozets. Their recently released EP, Patchwork, is an exploration of the giddy power of the blend between complex music and a decidedly punk mentality and approach.
If you were to tell teenager Eden that he'd one day write about a pop-punk band with enthusiasm, he would have laughed in your face and called you a poser or something stupid like that. Luckily, I've worked hard on shedding my edgy teenage persona (unlike so many people in the metal scene) and can today enjoy a genre that's often rightfully maligned but which also contains plenty of great music. Which brings me to Tiny Moving Parts, one of the best and most moving bands in the genre. Their approach to pop-punk, very much influenced by the late 90's and the mid 00's, when the genre enjoyed an MTV fueled explosion, is spliced with math rock influenced, adding much to the variety of what can be a highly repetitive genre. To hear more of how that works, head on down below!
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