OR   Search for Artist/Title    Advanced Search
you are not logged in...  [login] 
All Reviews    Edit This Review     
Review: '2far2jump'
'First Attempts at Everything'   

-  Genre: 'Rock' -  Release Date: '5th May 2017'

Our Rating:
The endless conveyor belt of generic pop-punk had plopped the debut EP by pop punkers 2far2jump – a trio augmented by a session bassist who hail from Surrey – into my review pile. I dance with delight and wonder if I can knock out a review without actually needing to play the CD.

In fairness, there are some ok guitar lines on offer here, underpinned by a solid rhythm section. The chunky chords of ‘Deepdene’ carry hints of ‘Green Mind’ era Dinosaur Jr (and the guitar break on ‘A Winner in a Loser’s Eyes’ is pure Mascis in its stylings. But the whiney, nasal, limp American accented vocals and predictable melodies really do the band a disservice.

‘A Place to Run’ stabs at elements of Placebo but ends up like a stained hybrid of Twin Atlantic and Linkin Park with its processed beats and moody anguished verses bursting into epic but rather forced emo choruses.

It’s not shit, and despite the awful name, 2far2jump display a fair amount of potential in their first attempts. There’s work to do, but if they can forge an identity that breaks away from the mould of Neck Deep et al, they could prove to be an interesting proposition.

2far2jump Online

  author: Christopher Nosnibor

[Show all reviews for this Artist]

READERS COMMENTS    10 comments still available (max 10)    [Click here to add your own comments]

There are currently no comments...

2far2jump - First Attempts at Everything