7 New Pop Punk Bands You Need To Hear In 2018

25 January 2018, 13:58

Oh, Weatherly/MAKEOUT/Sleep On It
Oh, Weatherly/MAKEOUT/Sleep On It. Picture: Press

By James Wilson-Taylor

From Stand Atlantic to Homesafe and Oh, Weatherly, here are all the pop punk bands you should really get to know over the next few months.

The year in music has only just begun but already we've had some amazing new pop punk and scene bangers from returning heroes like Waterparks and Fall Out Boy. But what about new acts to check out over the next 12 months?

Well, we have rounded up a few of our fave new pop punk artists you really need to listen to this year before they take over the world:

1) Milestones

The latest UK act to breakthrough, this melodic Manchester four-piece signed to Fearless Records last year and are soon to drop their debut album which looks set to propel them into the same league as their former tour buddies Simple Plan.

2) Stand Atlantic

The Australian trio dropped their second EP Sidewinder last year after signing with Rude Records and touring with As It Is. The excellent and relentlessly catchy single 'Coffee At Midnight' points to big things in the near future.

3) Sleep On It

Their debut album, Overexposed, just dropped back in November and the group have frequently collaborated with State Champs vocalist Derek DiScanio, helping to add a more melodic sheen to their heavier punk roots.

4) Oh, Weatherly

Their recent Make You Bright EP was full of big singalong melodies remeniscent of Mayday Parade and their upcoming album from Hopeless Records should make them one of this year's must-see live acts on the festival circuit.

5) MAKEOUT

Having signed to Rise Records, home of PVRIS, the group dropped their album The Good Life, produced by the legendary John 'Feldy' Feldmann, back in September, having already become a mainstay of festivals like Slam Dunk and supporting Blink-182. Poppy with a capital P.

6) Homesafe

Though they have been mainstays of the scene for years, the Chicago boys only just signed with Pure Noise in December and will be releasing their first full-length record later in 2018.

7) Maypine

Another UK representative, the Brighton group have been touring relentlessly off the back of their very good EP In The Back Of My Mind. Big things are sure to come over the next 12 months.

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