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STAND ATLANTIC – ‘Sidewinder’ EP Review


Stand AtlanticStand Atlantic hail from Sydney, Australia and are set to release their new EP Sidewinder on 15th September via Rude Records. The five tracker opens with the title track Sidewinder and the female lead vocals are immediately in your face dripping with velvet power and the song develops into an epic stadium pleasing effort with hints of Paramore and early-Avril Lavigne.

The band are receiving rave reviews and are hotly tipped to be the next big thing from down under. Mess I Made emerges next as a melodic skate-punk/Fat sounding song with solid chords and a tight rhythm section laying the foundation for those superb vocals.

Half-way through, Stand Atlantic bring us Push where the plaintive vocals and guitar flatter to deceive as the band launch into a brilliant and potent guitar driven song full of hooks and melody. The anthemic chorus made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck!

Coffee At Midnight has a more complex approach with changes in pace and a wall of sound produced by the combination of instruments and those ever powerful vocals. Bonnie comments on this track, their debut single: “Coffee At Midnight is about that feeling of desperately trying to cling onto something or someone VS finally letting go and realising that maybe it just wasn’t that great in the first place. We wanted to show a more abstract/non linear story in the video of two people’s relationship, something that most people can relate to. Our director Kieran Ellis-Jones was great to work with and really brought everything to life.

Closing with Chemicals, Stand Atlantic channel Sum 41 and New Found Glory as well as the aforementioned Paramore to deliver a superb wrap up of an excellent EP.

With plans ahead to tour Australia extensively in the upcoming months, Stand Atlantic will land on UK and European shores soon. And you’re not going to want to miss it. Check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/StandAtlantic/