Originally for PR1 Magazine, this is my review of Preston pop-punk band Better Left Alone’s new self titled E.P.
Preston-based Better Left Alone are on the cusp of making it, with radio play on BBC Introducing and an exciting live show all over the country. Their new self-titled E.P. shows exactly why, with their exciting brand of pop-punk on full display.
Their sound combines the best of bands like New Found Glory and Four Year Strong to make the perfect pop-punk blend. Tracks like “The Road” and “Move Forward” are full of riffs that wouldn’t be out of place blasting out on XFM, or on bigger stages nationwide.
Dann Walling and Nick Else carry the guitar duties slickly and with authority, backed by a great rhythm section in bassist Josh Harrison and drummer Mik Connor. It’s all brought together by the vocals of Eddy Robinson, who sounds flawless on the epic pop-rock anthem “Wanna Talk?”, easily the best song the band have done.
The E.P. was produced by John Mitchell, who has worked with the likes of Enter Shikari, Funeral For A Friend and You Me At Six, so it’s no surprise that it sounds so crisp. Better Left Alone are a band you’ll be hearing much more of, so make sure you can say you knew them when.
Check out their official site