Next Stop Atlanta
The Things You Do Best
Next Stop Atlanta release their second EP, The Things You Do Best, digitally on the 14th February 2012, with a physical release to be expected in the not too distant future. Their self titled debut EP served as a great introduction to the band, and now you can see how far the band have progressed on The Things You Do Best.
Opening with ’0:30′, a short sample track which could have been recorded anywhere in their hometown of Preston with the sirens and creepy children’s toy, the EP explodes into life with a slice of pop-punk perfection with ‘Always With The Drama’. The first thing that hits you is how well Nik, Blake and Ant play together, and how Georgia’s vocals compliment the music. The second thing that hits you is how catchy this song actually is.
‘I’m Not Morrissey’ is the highlight of the EP with its awkward guitar opening with Georgia before the rhythm section joins in and takes the song away, showcasing some fantastic songwriting; the music becoming more and more frantic, becoming a whirlwind of brilliance whilst Georgia exclaims that she is “playing with your head tonight”.
‘Get In The Van’ is Set Your Goals-esque with how you can make a pop-punk song quick in tempo, yet have the potential to be an anthem with how damn infectious it is and easy to sing along with.
A full band version of ‘Perfection’ is next, which will be familiar to those who had the previous EP as that was the acoustic closer. A full band version does the song justice and really is an excellent version which is actually better than the acoustic version.
‘Light The Beacons’ is probably the weakest song on the EP, though that is not to say that it is a poor song at all. Quite the contrary in fact, it is a good song, though the standard had been set stupidly high with the previous tracks, though I can imagine this being a live favourite.
This EP should gain Next Stop Atlanta a lot more recognition for all their hard work and brilliant songs. 2012 is shaping up to be a good year for these guys.