Album Reviews

Way Out
Insert Coin Way Out Punk Rock Theory
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 20:26
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- by Tom Dumarey

Up until now, Insert Coin’s biggest achievement seems to be that one of their songs got featured in a commercial for an energy drink. Not a bad way to make people take notice of your band but it was only 15 seconds long. Now though, there’s a full-length in the form of ‘Way Out’ and it comes with way more than 15 seconds of the band’s skatepunk meets pop-punk.

Lyrically, they tackle everything from the death of a friend (‘Sonora’) and fake news (‘Donald’) to dealing with depression (‘Semikolon’), while staying a bit more steadfast when it comes to the music itself. Think of a cross between Rise Against’s more recent work and the poppier side of Millencolin and you are getting the picture. It’s not very original and lacks a bit of bite, but there’s no denying that these songs are enjoyable enough.


Track listing:

  1. Broken
  2. Rusted Nails
  3. Same Old
  4. Sonora
  5. Punch Press
  6. Semicolon
  7. Apology
  8. Donald
  9. Sidetracked
  10. See You In October
  11. Done Talking
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.