Over the last few years, Australia’s pop punk scene has gifted the genre with some of its most energetic and trailblazing acts. Bands like Tonight Alive, Stand Atlantic and Between You & Me have carved their own paths in the wide world of sing-a-longs and moshpits, developing a distinct identity that has seen epic legions of fans follow.
Now, Afterthought are here to help carry on that legacy with their debut single ’28’. The Sydney band, who aren’t afraid to wear their influences on their sleeves, consist of 5 best mates who are ready to show off their knack for writing catchy as hell tunes and stir up audience hysteria.
For pop punk fans who crave honest lyricism, carried by heavy yet sweet instrumentals ’28’ pulls off those traits with confident aplomb – think a wholehearted combo State Champs, Neck Deep and Real Friends.
The band revealed that ’28’ is in fact inspired “an afterthought on a breakup, and what could have been.” This year the band hope to play shows around Sydney, make life-long pals and plan on releasing their debut EP, recorded with Sydney legends Undercast’s very own Lachlan Mcdonald, which we’re sure will build on the epic foundations laid by this debut single.
Listen to the energetic track below, and get ready to see a lot more Afterthought throughout the year.