The Sweats – Bloom: Rapturously Anthemic Pop Rock

South California based Pop Rock trio The Sweats have cooked up one of the most rapturously anthemic singles I’ve checked out this year. Usually with Pop Rock you’re treated to nasal, fractured vocals, yet the Sweats vocalist has a sweetly beguiling vocal style which carried some reminiscence to bands such as the Vaccines, Noah and the Whale, the Strokes and the Libertines.

Instrumentally the first track on the EP; ‘Bloom’ carries so much bounce, it’s practically impossible not to get caught up within the punchy, attitude-driven waves of raucous euphoria. Some choruses have the ability to grip you, but the chorus to Bloom one will still be holding on long after the track fades out.

The second track on the EP ‘We’ll be Alright’ could be compared to the sounds from Skate Rock Lo Fi artists such as Fidlar, I hope Fidlar won’t mind me saying, but the Sweats took the sound to the next level with their glistening Pop-inclined production.

Whichever track you hit play on, you’re guaranteed to be greeted by unadultered, perpetually rolling rhythms which will take you back to a time when there was a glimmer of hope for Punk Rock.

You can check out the Sweats title track Bloom from their latest 2018 EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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