“No One Cares ‘Til You’re Dead” is a short but sweet 5-song introduction to Family Meeting, a Canadian five-piece whose members are – to the best of my knowledge – not related, but who are most definitely connected in their quest to write some catchy melodic punk.
Opening track “It’s Turbo Time” kicks things off in high gear with tight melodic licks, a pumped up rhythm section, catchy hooks and gang vocals to beef things up even more. “Bring A Friend To Work Day” and “Smells Like Cheap Spirits” continue to tap from the same vein, while “Never Don’t Give Up” comes with some downright badass riffage that wouldn’t look out of place on a Strung Out album.
If I have to get really critical, then “The Pursuit Of Crappiness” is the only song that doesn’t quite live up to the rest of the EP because of some chaotic sounding gang vocals. But that’s just nitpicking, “No One Cares ‘Til You’re Dead” holds a lot of promise.