Friday, August 12, 2011

The City Calls- A Spark To Ignite

Hey guys, guess what comes out today? I'll give you a hint- it's an adorable pop punk record from the UK.... Did you guess A Spark To Ignite by The City Calls? You probably should have, because of the post's title and all.... The City Calls are a great pop punk band from Southampton, and this is their second release to the Dirty Tricks EP. They consist of Lucas Hardy (lead vox), Scotty Perry (guitar, vox), Darren Ledwich (guitar), Chris Aldridge (bass, vox), and John Plummer (drums). RIYL New Found Glory, All Time Low, You Me At Six, Forever The Sickest Kids.
Let's be honest guys; we all enjoy a little cuteness every now and then. This album is my new adorable-fix. 
"Get Away" is the opening track and it reminds me a little of Mayday Parade. Lucas has a powerful voice with an impressive range, and the music is very catchy. It's a feel-good song: "You'll never bring us down!" can only be repeated so many times before you start to believe it. The guitar is addictive, and the drums/bass are powerful.
It fades right into "Kings," with it's awesome harmonies and interesting melodies. "Lucky Start" has the best intro on the entire album, and is probably my favorite on the entire work.
The City Calls are following the greats of pop at the hand of their great lyrics, talent, and dance-y riffs.
The album finishes off with a bang- "Meet in the Middle." The raw of energy of these guys is just awesome.
A Spark To Ignite is on fire- this powerpop group rocks.
You can (and should) buy the EP on iTunes, BigCartel, and other places online!


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