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EP REVIEW: SHORELINES – Blank Pages & Broken Records

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EP REVIEW: SHORELINES – Blank Pages & Broken Records
Independent
October 2018
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
72%

Brisbane quartet Shorelines’ second EP is an energetic and thoroughly bouncy six-track affair that stamps their individuality and confidence all over the pop-punk sounds they love so much.

Problem opens the EP with a snotty attitude and the pace never really lets down from there through the first five tracks. Worry About Yourself, Desperation & Lies are tailor made for a heaving, sweaty pub crowd, while Caffeine sounds like it was recorded after these Energiser bunnies drank way too much of the stuff.

Only the final track really changes the sound of the band, taking them in a more brooding direction. The longest track on the EP at four minutes and fifty-three seconds, Drag Me Under is powerful stuff, a more introspective song than anything else on offer here, and a clear indication that Shorelines refused to be bound by genre restrictions.

Stick around afterwards as well for a brief acoustic track by singer Harry White, which again shows us that there is far more to these fellas than passengers on the pop-punk bandwagon.

Shane

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