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Punchlines by Keep This Up


Welcome back to yet another blog post! Today, we're talking about a new band to the blog, Keep This Up. Keep This Up are from Peterborough. They're a pop-punk band who released their debut single this time last month! They dropped me an email last week, and asked me if I'd be willing to do a review of their debut single 'Punchlines', of course, I said yes, so here we are! I'm going to be talking about my thoughts on Punchlines. 

We all know at this point that pop-punk is my favourite genre, however, because it's my favourite genre, I'm often quite critical about pop-punk and very selective. 

The intro the song seems very promising, and when the vocals kick in, although I wasn't expecting the vocals to sound like they do, I was still pleasantly surprised. This is the sort of pop-punk I like, I maybe would have liked a bit more of a tempo change between verse and chorus, but for a debut single, I can't really complain. It's got an early 2000's pop-punk vibe to it. 

I quite like the track, to me, it sounds very classic pop-punk, it's a track that I wouldn't necessarily say has anything that sets it apart from the crowd, but it's not a bad song. It's a decent track, and it's very pop-punk in all aspects, from the drums to the lyrics, and everything in between, everything is very classic pop-punk, and in all honestly, I think it's a very safe sound, as so many people love classic pop-punk rather that the pop-rock that tries to call itself pop-punk. I like this track, although it doesn't sound anything revolutionary, it's decent, and I love it. As I said, I'm very selective with pop-punk but this is one of those pop-punk sounds that I like, I think it's good, and it's catchy. It's a song that I can definitely listen to on repeat and not complain about it, I do really like the track, and I think it's pretty decent. Keep This Up have done so well on this track. 

Overall, I like Punchlines, I think it's a decent track and it definitely packs a punch, and it's a song that grows on you the more you listen to it, so I would highly recommend going and checking it out if you like pop-punk, because this is a pretty solid debut single! I'm excited to hear what comes next from Keep This Up, they seem like they have a lot of potential so I'm excited to hear what they release next! 

When it comes to my rating, I'd give this track a 5 out of 5 lemons! I think it's a great track and I really do like it! 

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