MUSIC REVIEW: Layby – ‘Bombsite’


© Carrie-Ann Pollard

Having formed in late 2013, Layby are slowly becoming one of Nottingham’s finest unsigned bands. And their release of their debut EP ‘Bombsite’ proves it.

Opening the EP is their title track ‘Bombsite’. Filled with meaningful lyrics, catchy chorus’ and danceable melodies, Layby have created a song which could easily make them become the next big band on the pop punk scene. Drifting into ‘Acid Rain’, Layby use their instruments to create big beats, great chord hooks and gang vocals. This makes the song more fun and interesting to listen to – (being a sucker for gang vocals, this song is by far my favourite on the EP). ‘More Than This’ can be seen as a more traditional sounding pop punk song. Even though this can sometimes be a bad thing, I can assure that on this occasion it is not. Layby have put their heart and soul into it, making it sound like an anthem.

Layby are a fun, energetic, exciting upcoming pop punk band. For me, they have created an EP which grabbed my attention for the duration and are definitely something to watch out for in the foreseeable future.

For fans of; Neck Deep, The Story So Far & The Wonder Years.

914033_236465183224055_1157309154_o‘Bombsite’ is now available to purchase here!


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Review written by Nikki Limbrick.