9 Pop Punk Bands You Need Get Into Right Now
On the brink of becoming future Van's Warped Tour warriors and following in the footsteps of bands like Fall Out Boy and All Time Low , there's a whole new crop of up-and-coming pop-punk bands that you need to keep an eye on.
With influences including Blink-182 and New Found Glory , this new generation of alt rockers are keeping the scene alive, paying homage to their faves while still bringing something new to the table.
So take our advice and add these nine bands to your music queue ASAP. You won't regret it.
- SWMRS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arG2PSaR6e4
Oakland -- I dare you to not get stoked about Bay Area rock band SWMRS . Just watch their music video for 'Figuring It Out' (directed by Kreayshawn ) and lose yourself in their infectious sound.
- Waterparks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiIom4rkjbk
Houston -- Zany synths, solid riffs, and angsty-but-energetic choruses are exactly what you need in your life, and Waterparks deliver just that. Good Charlotte co-signs this view!
- 7 Minutes in Heaven https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy_8NYxDQFc
Chicago -- The band got its name from Fall Out Boy's song 7 Minutes in Heaven (Atavan Halen), and that's pretty tight. Their track ' I'm Okay ' will play on loop in your brain after one listen — and, trust me, you won't hate it.
- Best Kept Secret https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4dyUo6pUYg
North Hollywood, California -- The band spearheading the ' Emo Is Back ' movement completely embodies the statement and revival. If you want a mainstream look, the band covered The Weeknd 's ' The Hills ' with some subtle screamo added. You may even like it more than the original.
- Walkney https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAi4ty6kcvA
- The Stolen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgqLgdYiG8k
Old Bridge, New Jersey -- The Maine with a Jersey-boy, Springsteen vibe = The Stolen. Their EP I'm So Dead is the perfect pop-alt soundtrack to take you into the summer season.
- Beach Weather https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMSNIg2a6B4
- A Will Away https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0HBLSeeLU8
Naugatuck, Connecticut -- Pretty much everyone who listens to A Will Away asks themselves, 'Why didn't I get into them sooner?' Just sayin'…
- Marina City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2N062VXo1c
Chicago -- The completely independent band that people cannot believe isn't big yet, Marina City will be working with Craig Owens (lead vocalist of Chiodos ) on an acoustic EP titled Lost Doesn't Mean Alone , out later this year.