2013 has already seen its share of good pop-punk albums and now there’s Seaway’s debut to add to the list. These Canadians have come up with an album that oozes youthful exuberance and comes with the kind of energy that can be found on New Found Glory’s albums as well.
You can hardly call “Hoser” original when it comes with all the genre’s clichés (frenetic drumming, catchy choruses, standard riffs and lyrics about girls) intact but there’s no denying the band’s enthusiasm. Opener “Expectations” explodes right from the start and gives you a good idea of what to expect from the rest the album. “Slowing Down” on the other hand does exactly that with some acoustic guitar thrown in at the beginning. That same mellow pace pops up again in “The Weight” (featuring Silverstein’s Shane Told). By mixing it up a little, they manage to keep things entertaining until the end, making “Hoser” a fun album for all you pop-punk lovers out there.