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Paramore - Brick By Boring BrickParamore – Brick By Boring Brick

I will be the first person to admit that it has taken me a long time to gain respect and love for Paramore, I remember when they released the ever so overplayed and irritating ‘That’s What You Get’, the song was on a constant loop on TV channels such as MTV2, Kerrang and Scuzz and to a point where it made me hate Paramore at one point, then I attending the Give It A Name Festival in 2008 just to see my favourite band Alkaline Trio and that night Paramore were headlining, I decided to stick around to see what all the fuss was about, and I found out within about ten minutes of their set as they were a real tight sounding band that were full of energy and front lady Hayley Williams had an fantastic voice that came across even better live than it does on record, and as an added bonus to the bands emo following she is pretty fit as well, anyway back to my journey of discovering Paramore, I then went on and bought the bands ‘Riot!’ album and really enjoyed but still can’t listen to the annoying song as mentioned above.

Since the release of ‘Riot!’ Paramore have been going from strength to strength, they released their new album ‘Brand New Eyes’ which debuted at number 1 in the UK album chart, they have since announced an headline tour with You Me AT Six which see’s them play massive venues such as Wembley Arena, Manchester MEN, the big sized venues that would of been a dream to play 1 or 2 years ago when they were still playing the average sized Academy venues and they are now ready to release their brand new single ‘Brick By Boring Brick’ and I have to say it is a perfect example of how Paramore have progressed to become one of the biggest female fronted bands in the world.

‘Brick By Boring Brick’ is a song about how life doesn’t have to be some grand production and how some of the boring parts of being alive are actually the greatest and finding out what really matters in life, now pretty much every single person can relate to this song if they really take time out to think about it, as simple things in life such as having a Bacon sandwich on a Friday and having that Sunday morning lay in are really worth looking forward to and more exciting than for example meeting Robbie Williams in your local shop, anyway musically the song is poppy-punk by numbers, it is simple and straight to the point, Hayley Williams get’s her point across loud and clear with her beautiful sounding vocals and lyrics of “Bury the castle’ before the rest of the band join in for group vocals of “Ba da ba da ba”, instrumentally things are pretty average to be honest, the drumming is your average sounding poppy-punk drumming that doesn’t bore you but also fails to please at the same time, however the guitar riffs pack a good sound and drive you through the song nicely.

I am still yet to check out the latest Paramore album but after hearing ‘Brick By Boring Brick’ I can say that the album will be on my Christmas list this year and that I am also quite looking forward to hearing it all the way through, ‘Brick By Boring Brick’ just sounds and feels like an older and more wiser Paramore from what you already know, and I am sure you are going to love every moment of it.


Review by Trigger
 Band Members
Hayley Williams
Josh Farro
Taylor York
Jeremy Davis
Zac Farro
 Track Listing
1. Brick By Boring Brick
 Band Related Links
Paramore Myspace
 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?