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NORTHERN NIGHTLIGHTS – ‘In This For The Long Haul’ Review


Northern NightlightsFormed in 2013, Glasgow-based band Northern Nightlightswill release their In This For The Long Haul EPon August 1st. The band has played with the likes of Trash Boat, The Ataris, The Bottom Line and Coast to Coast and their sound blends pop-punk with post hardcore and skate-punk influences.

This combination is on full display with the epic title track, The Long Haul, where group vocals add harmonies of precise and chunky riffs on top of a pummeling rhythm section.

The four-track EP continues with sorry gifts where the Scottish accents conjure up fellow countrymen, Biffy Clyro as the serrated guitars lead to a big chorus and the overall sound is unique with some math-punk overtones, plaintive softer section and soaring vocals.

Streetlightmaintains a post-hardcore/skate punk approach with dueling vocals, runaway licks and technical drum playing. The hooks and melodies pour out of the speakers and the band does not dial it in at all with some emotional vocal performances. The EP concludes with Colours Fade and the pace is upped a notch although the melodic vocals continue over some rhythmic guitar work as this one generates a significant amount of power.


If you are a fan of post-hardcore, technically proficient melodic punk rock, check out Northern Nightlightshere:





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