London’s five-piece Our Lives In Cinema are an interesting band. Influences from pop-punk giants such as New Found Glory and The Wonder Years have been re-imagined with the stylings of bands like Rise Against, Set Your Goals and Goddamit-era Alkaline Trio and back again – which can be heard in their 2nd E.P ‘All Talk’.
Released earlier this week through Umlaut Records, ‘All Talk’ really shows off Mark Bartlett’s unique vocals and is very upbeat in its delivery. It’s fast-paced punk which will keep you listening and personal favourite track ‘Talk You Up!’ is real pop-punk anthem material. Alongside ‘Talk You Up!’ and ‘Paterson Park’ another stand-out track is the E.P’s finale ‘Every Year Is A Mountain’ which has some notable riffs and guitar work. The band proudly wear their influences on their sleeve and despite not breaking new ground it takes me back to the early 2000’s and me and my mates dancing our hearts out to the pop-punk of the day. ‘All Talk’ is definitely one you’ll have on repeat.
If you like your punk catchy, energetic and pop-shaped these are the band for you as ‘All Talk’ gets you ready to join the band dancing at one of their live shows and has been excellently produced for blasting in the car on your way home from the gig.
You can purchase ‘All Talk’ here which I recommend and you can catch them in London this Easter Bank Holiday playing alongside the likes of Counterpunch at Dugstock in South London.
It’s Always Sunny In Paterson Park
Talk You Up!
Every Year Is A Mountain