Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Review: Decade – Pleasantries

Before listening to Pleasantries, I’d not heard much about Decade, other than they’re an up and coming band, after listening to the album I can see why they are moving up. Pleasantries mixes a classic style of pop punk along with a hint of a mainstream rock, these styles work in its favour, to create a really catchy album. This album is the epitome of easy listening because what I thought was around track six was actually the final track, this just adds to the list of positives of the album.

The opening track ‘Human Being’ works really well to open the album. To me it sounded like the album was a story, with this track being the opener, telling you that this is what they’re about and this is the journey you’re going to go on through the eleven tracks.

For the first few songs of the album, there’s a very upbeat feel to it but when you get to ‘Wasted’ and ‘Sunbeam’ it takes a breath, almost creating a more chilled out sound. By the time ‘Brand New Again’ comes around, they sound like they’re ready to kick things off again and they maintain this vibe for the remainder of the album.

This album sounds very much influenced by bands such as Lower Than Atlantis and Kids In Glass Houses but they’ve definitely made their own sound out of it and that’s one of the reasons I really liked this album, because it’s really different from anything around in the rock and pop punk scene at the moment.

This would be a great album to stick on in the car and go on a long journey. These boys are ones to watch out for!

Lauren Garlinge
Lauren Garlinge
English degree student. Lover of all things rock and metal, gigs, festivals, cats and tea!

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