CD Review: Second Chance – Second Chance

Granted, Second Chance’s euphoric brand of pop-punk is not our usual “bag” but we’re sure you will agree that there’s nothing wrong with broadening horizons. So here we go… {ma […]

Granted, Second Chance’s euphoric brand of pop-punk is not our usual “bag” but we’re sure you will agree that there’s nothing wrong with broadening horizons. So here we go…

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Opener ‘The Show’ is a bombastic blend of old-school Greenday with a tiny touch of Goldfinger thrown in there for good measure. The lyrics are down to earth and accessible while the music has its head way up in the clouds with some quality riffage and hard-edged punk drumming making for a sweet and addictive track. The uplifting follow-up ‘Two Way Street’ keeps up the blistering pace with some driving guitars. Here, the band take what some might term as clichéd lyrical content and create an anthem, ‘Two Way Street’ is everyone’s worst relationship turned right on its head and transformed into a groovy pop-rock song. Similarly, the Blink-182-baiting ‘What Are You In For’ will beat at your brain for the whole three-and-a-half-minutes it’s on. This sing-a-long track has the kind of sound that will unite many an ear and many an arm at your next party for a great orgy of dancing awesomeness. The final track on this is the reflective ‘Oh No!’ which is without doubt this EP’s standout. Here vocalist Steve blasts out comical lyrics about a car-crash existence while the rest of the group excite and evoke with some quality musicianship that catapults the fun-lovin’ three-piece (who had some help from the co-producer Akis Kollaros on bass throughout) toward a fine finish and hopefully some well-deserved attention.

Second Chance are the old-school. We are talking infectious, bouncy and optimistic mid-90s pop-punk that some may find out-dated but most people, (the ones that like to dance and enjoy life) will almost certainly find something to love here.

***/5

For more information visit the band’s Myspace.

Watch the video for ‘The Show’ below:

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