Melodic punk rock is tough to do right. Add just a tad too much melody and you come off as completely poppy. Luckily, on their debut EP “This is Our Concern Dude”, Banquet’s mixes just enough melody and punk rock roots to keep me coming back and listening over and over.
Coming from Jersey City, New Jersey, Banquets has obvious influence from other local NJ bands, such as Static Radio NJ and a touch of Gaslight Anthem. Musically, the band mixes melody over gritty guitars to make for some catchy punk rock.
While “This Is Our Concern Dude” is only 10 minutes long, it makes me pretty stoked for their full length.