Seaway EP Review

It’s been a while since I’ve listened to some good new pop-punk music, so I was elated about reviewing the self-titled EP by the up and coming pop-punk band Seaway.  Seaway is a five piece group that hails from the suburbs of southern Ontario.  Seaway is quickly making a name for themselves by producing some awesome guitar hooks to create great pop-punk anthems with meaning and depth. If you are into fast-catchy-pissed off-skate punk style music, be sure to check these guys out, you won’t want to miss what’s in store! 

Seaway has just recently put out their self- titled EP, which has four tracks of awesome pop-punk.  I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from these guys, but it was great stuff none the less.  Seaway EP opens with the song “The Basics”.  When I first listened to it, The Basics” reminded me of All Time Low circa 2005, sounding similar to ATL’s hits “Circles”, “Breakout”, or “Coffee Shop Soundtrack”.  It’s a similar sound, but Seaway’s vocals are a little harder and less poppy than ATL. Comparisons aside, “The Basics” was definitely a fun start to the EP, and left me wanting to hear more. “Sabrina The Teenage Bitch” is easily the strongest song off the EP. The inclusion of the female vocals on the track was a genius move, and they mesh perfectly. The song displays catchy guitar hooks, even catchier lyrics, and great drumming. “Familiar Faces” is one of those pop-punk essentials, about getting over lost love, failed relationships, and a sucky situation. The song packs a powerful punch, with some big guitar hooks and an infectious chorus. The final song on the EP is “Punk Song”, and this was my personal favorite. The song again showcases Seaway’s fantastic drumming and solid harmonies.  In true pop-punk fashion, “Punk Song” is packed full of in-your-face hooks and melodies, a perfect ending to a great EP. I cannot wait to hear more from Seaway, and I have a strong feeling that we will be seeing a lot more of these guys in the future.  Rock on and keep up the great work, Seaway!

-Lauren L.

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