Bournemouth rockers Pump Action Radio are gearing
up to release their debut 4 track EP ‘Cheating
Perfection’ on Monday 16th September and
it is about time as the band have enjoyed themselves
on the live circuit supporting the likes of Attack!
Attack!, Sonic Boom Six, Spunge, 4FT Fingers,
Reef, Natives and many other bands from the English
pop, punk, rock scene.
As soon as you hear the chugging guitar riffs
that open ‘Famous’ you start to sense
that the next 20minutes are going to be great
and as soon as the melodic vocals from Jim Dyke
come in the greatness is pretty much confirmed
as the band bounce their way through the amazingly
Title track ‘Cheating Perfection’
is a pure catchy pop-punk song which becomes even
more infectious when they explosive chorus kicks
in. ‘The Difference’ starts off with
some powerful near spoken word vocals with minimal
instrumental work going on but as soon as the
song reaches the 25 second mark it becomes a beautiful
sounding pop-punk summer anthem. ‘Pow!!
Right In The Kisser’ opens with song banging
drum beats and is instrumentally the hardest hitting
track on the EP and proves to be the perfect closing
moment for the EP and the song oozes in excellence.
If you like pop-punk then give Pump Action Radio
a listen as their EP is one that you can easily
get into and is one that you will find yourself
listening to a few times over and I am sure it
will be good to get those catchy lyrics lodged
into your head before you head down to one of
their live shows as I am sure that the last quarter
of 2013 will be when these guys go tour crazy.
Review by Trigger