Decade has really made a name for themselves this past year (or should I say last year – err how is it 2014 already?). These five guys from Bath have been touring up and down the UK, with the likes of Tonight Alive and Don Broco, as well as snagging spots on respectable festivals like Reading and Leeds and Warped Tour. The guys are entering the new year strong with the release of their debut album Good Luck – set to drop January 13th, just before they begin the year’s first tour with Mayday Parade.
In just under 27 minutes, the boys have compiled a bunch of songs that make up this feel-good album, one that’s bound to be on everyone’s lips this year. The record kicks in with the title track, a fast-paced tune with angsty lyrics. This gives you an idea of what the record entails; solid tracks from start to finish. It has all the characteristics of a good pop-punk record: great riffs, energy and a whole lot of attitude.
‘British Weather’ – the latest single – is definitely a standout track. It’s damn catchy with a chorus that makes a habit of getting stuck in your head. It’s an absolute sing-along tune, sound-tracking the tribulations of growing up.‘Fool’s Gold’ has quite a similar effect, and its tone just encourages you to pump those fists in the air.
The following track ‘Coffin’ is a short one, but it is by no means a filler. It packs as much pop-punk goodness as possible in about two minutes. That goes for the entire record; there are no songs that were whacked in there purely to fill up the album. Ending with ‘Fake Teeth’, you’re left sat there wishing there were more songs to listen to.
Though they have already got two EPs under their belt, this is Decade’s debut album, and it is quite an impressive one at that. On the one hand, it showcases the band’s talents and potential, but on the other it shows how young the band is. For those who enjoyed the band’s past releases, you’ll be just as pleased with one. For those who are unfamiliar with the band, they’ll win you over with these ten songs. 2014 will be a good year for these guys, as they continue to grow and put their name out there.
Reviewer: Santhi Weiss