Today, I’m bringing you some new music from Bristol pop punkers Highlives. Having already built up a considerable fan base, the quartet are now gearing up for the release of their new 5 track EP ‘Misguided Youth’ which is set to be released on 11th December.
Above is the first track to be taken from that EP, ‘Better Days’, and it is a fast paced, in your face effort from the off. With thrashing drum beats, huge riffs and deep bass lines, this one really captures your attention with its heavy sounds and great melodies weaved throughout. The vocals have the perfect mix of harmony and emotion laced through them giving them the perfect vechile to tell the stories of a truly misguided youth. This really is a great modern day pop punk song that will become a fan favourite easily with quick tempos, musical breakdowns and infectious notes.
The EP itself focuses on the themes of good and bad decisions and how your younger years can make for many a questionable decision. Here is lead singer Liam Edwards on the inspiration behind the EP and the lyrics found on it; “We’re often misguided through our younger years, and our lyrics reflect on that a lot, focusing on how it feels to see younger people go through the same situations, and having to make the same life choices that you once had to. It’s easy to become lost amongst the various situations that are thrown at you in life, and the decisions that you’re forced to make.”
With a release they are 100% happy with ready to face the world, things can only get even better from here for this four piece. I’m sure this will be the start of bigger and more exciting things from them and plenty of tour dates too so make sure you keep an eye on these guys for the forseeable.