Release Date: December 26th 2018
Label: Real Ghosts Records
Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)
- Kevin Monsieur – Stem
- Sven Corvers – Gitaar, Stem
- Tijs Lissens – Gitaar
- Stijn Van der Jeugd – Bas, Stem
- Stijn De Nollin – Drum
Favorite Tracks: Retrospect, Loose Noose, Whisper Like You Mean It and Father’s Day
Sounds Like: Sunset Silhouette, Neck Deep, and Wonder Years
It’s not often we get some kick ass pop punk from Belgium. In fact, I think this may be our first review ever for a Belgium based band. Boxing Day formed back in 2016 and “Retrospect” is their second release. So let’s check this one out!
The records intros with, ‘Retrospect’. I can already tell I’m gonna dig these guys. This song is lyrically perfect. I’m a bit surprised this one hasn’t landed on the pops. Sadly we all know how the pops work and chances are slim. This song has some real catchy notes. The bass and guitar seems to compete with each other. That’s not a bad thing. It’s pretty impressive. The sound mix on this one is wonderful.
The next track is, “Whisper Like You Mean It”. This one kind of hit me hard. It’s about a relationship ending or sorts. The song is so relatable. The chord progressions are beautifully composed, while the drums key into the emotions. Lyrically the song is catchy, yet powerful.
“Loose Noose”, is the next song up. Pull out that dusty air guitar for this one. I could be completely wrong on this one. I feel like this song is about all of us who don’t fit in with the “Normies”. Those so called normal kids like to pick on us. Sadly driving some to suicide. I love the sense of confidence towards the end to rise above.
“Father’s Day” comes in roaring next. This one is anthem heavy and a bit harder than I expected for a pop punk song. The drums are my favorite part of the track. Kevin’s vocals are excellent. This reminds a bit of Blink 182’s “Adam’s Song”, yet purely original. I think many of us can relate to this song.
Here comes the last song, “Either Way”. This is probably the slowest track on the record. The melodies are beautiful. There is some immense talent in this band. I should wrap this up. Boxing Days, “Retrospect” is masterfully composed and breaks the chains of traditional pop punk. Pop punk fans don’t miss out on this one. Be sure to give it a listen here, http://www.realghostrecords.com/products/632580-boxing-day-retrospect-ep.
- Whisper like you mean it
- Loose Noose
- Father’s Day
- Either Way
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- Bandcamp: https://boxingdaypoppunk.bandcamp.com/
- Website: https://vi.be/boxingday?tab=details