New Jersey’s Banquets are going to be making waves with their latest release “Top Button, Bottom Shelf”. Following up their “This Is Our Concern Dude” EP, Banquets returns with ten catchy, anthem songs that is sure to please any fan of melodic punk.
The band is able to pack punk rock grittiness in between sensible poppier hooks and harmonies, making the songs pretty reminiscent of The Menzingers and The Reveling. Lyrically, the band is full of some I find the album best listened to as a whole, and it’s also a bit of a grower for me (as is all of this particular style). Perhaps the album is a bit TOO consistent, as the songs all sort of blend together, but god damn, that just means I’m spinning all of these songs again (and again).
Definitely one that I will be spinning pretty regularly, and definitely a band you need to keep your eyes on.