Waterparks - ‘Cluster’ EP (Easy Life/Red Essential) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 10 June 2016 03:40

WaterparksHouston Texas based pop punks Waterparks are here to unleash their ‘Cluster’ EP to tie in with their appearance at the UK`s Slam Dunk Festivals and a summer run on the US Vans Warped tour.


‘Crave’ opens up in a smooth pop-punk-tastic throb kind of way with that distinctive melodic sound that all the kids are going nuts over...well over recent years anyway. With so many of these bands arising from this particular genre at times it can get ever so slightly predictable to be brutally honest, but maybe just maybe this musical collective have what it takes, given time.


As ‘Territory’ bounces in the smooth pop punk slant is in full swing and with Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance) handling bass duties on the recording, alongside vocalist/guitarist Awsten Knight, guitarist/vocalist Geoff Wigington and drummer/vocalist Otto Wood, this is I assume expected to shine globally especially with the sort of backing they have in the studio too with production duties taken on by Benji Madden (Good Charlotte) and Courtney Ballard (All Time Low).


‘Mad All The Time’ has elements of Linkin Park in short bursts and it’s another catchy little chorus it should be stated, and of course Waterparks will no doubt be aimed at that youth market and especially in the UK at the readers of magazines like Kerr-rap!!!! or whatever it’s called these days.


‘Pink’ bounces around in such a joyous musical way and I would surmise Waterparks actually sound very similar to bands like 5 Seconds Of Summer (which is actually a guess as I’ve never heard the said band) with my statement based on the fact that the producers behind Waterparks have both worked alongside 5 SOS too.


‘No Capes’ closes the EP down in style, and given the type of release it sounds in all fairness, and with an image to thrill the girls in every town they hit, the future is bright for Waterparks.




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