Red, Green or Inbetween
In what could easily be one of the best pop-punk albums of the year, WSTR give us their debut album, 'Red, Green or Inbetween.'
Influenced heavily by Neck Deep, many say WSTR lacks originality and creativity. We think the exact opposite. Although the sound is similar WSTR is in fact NOT Neck Deep. For a band to have more than 12,000 followers on Facebook before the release of their debut album is a testament to the band's talent.
The opening track "Featherweight" has a quick lead-in and then sucker punches us in the jaw with some beautiful chords. "With all my friends in the same place, we're fucking great at being basic," sings vocalist Sammy Clifford. A quintessential pop-punk jab at their hometown. And in "Footprints"Clifford sings, "I'm still that kid you don't remember, still got hot rocks in my jeans, amongst the others speaking parseltongue ,and I still don't know what it means." Clifford is saying he's the kid that nobody remembers, something a lot of people can relate to. And if you don't know what parseltongue is I highly suggest you reevaluate your life. Kidding. Kind of...
'Red, Green or Inbetween' is already looking to be one of the best albums of the year. Pop-punk is far from dead and WSTR will soon join better-known groups like Neck Deep, State Champs, and Broadside atop the pop-punk scene.
WSTR join Canadian punks Seaway on tour around the U.K. starting January 24th and ending February 3rd in London. Although only 11 days, it will give WSTR plenty of exposure.
Listen to: Footprints - King's Cup