Album Reviews

This Is Fine
Well Wisher This Is Fine Punk Rock Theory
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 09:23
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- by Tom Dumarey

On their debut album ‘This Is Fine’, New Jersey’s Well Wisher work their way through ten guitar-centric songs like seasoned pros. They whip up big, lush melodies, crunchy riffs and bouncy bass lines like it’s nothing and seem to have hooks for days, which accentuate their heart on sleeve styled lyrics.

The one-two opening combo that is ‘Believe’ and ‘Sweet’ brings to mind bands like Letters To Cleo and Charly Bliss, before the band takes it down a notch so lead vocalist Natalie Newbold can voice her regrets over a breakup in ‘Why Not You’ and ‘Sad Like Me’. But Newbold is not one to get beaten down as you can tell from song titles like ‘I Know Better,’ which sounds like it could have been taken off a Muncie Girls album, and the very honest ‘Waste My Time’.

Granted, it gets a bit harder towards the end of the album to tell the songs apart. But there’s no denying that Well Wisher know their way around a punky pop hook.


Track listing:

  1. Believe
  2. Sweet
  3. Why Not You
  4. Sad Like Me
  5. I Know Better
  6. Right As Rain
  7. Leave Me Like You Do
  8. All My Love
  9. Half Bad
  10. Waste My Time
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.