So Many Ways is a good name for this band. Especially when it comes to their rhythm section who seems to veer off in all kinds of directions. Two years into its existence they’ve already worked their way up to their third incarnation. Now, I can imagine that it’s hard to keep up with two guitarists shredding as fast as guitarists Jason Milbank and Murphy Welch but it comes with a very high Spinal Tap vibe.
Anyway, after getting rid of their keyboard player after EP #1 (“Real Talk”), they started fooling around with slightly heavier influences on EP #2 (“Floridian”) while still very much remaining a pop-punk outfit.
On their new self-titled EP they took it all to the next level and come off sounding technically proficient, catchy and aggressive all rolled up into one. It makes for one hell of a ride with “Murf’s Life Hints” as my personal favourite. Fans of H2O and New Found Glory should take note that there’s a new kid in town.
Score: 7 out of 10