Todays Artist Discovery spotlight lands on London based Pop Punk band Livonia.
This up and coming five piece serve a tasty platter of riffy instrumentation, groovy rhythms and catchy choruses - guaranteed get your head nodding along, whether you want it to or not!
The group formed back in 2019 - starting hot out of the gate with the release of their debut single in October and by quickly carving out a name for themselves on the London live music scene...
Although still a relatively new band, it's clear when listening to Livonia's debut release, 'Talking', that the group has a very promising future ahead within the the realms of UK Pop Punk and beyond.
The well recorded/mixed track begins with an upbeat, boppy instrumental section before dropping straight down to just one riffy guitar line for the start of the verse - ready for vocalist James Bate's enjoyably distinguishable lead vocal to be revealed.
This is quickly followed by the introduction of further layers throughout the verse - well placed to build up the dynamic throughout, creating a real sense of story progression for the listener.
If you're not hooked yet, just wait until the chorus...
The chorus is comprised of a catchy AF vocal hook and a wall of thick sounding instrumentation, tightly locking together to provide a real 'dancey' Don Broco-esk feel - courtesy of guitarists Rob Cone & Mark 'MAC' Craig, bassist Tom Matthews and drummer Chris Walters.
Another verse/chorus later and the bridge comes in - dropping down to an anthemic like vocal with snare driven backbone, reminiscent of that bygone Pop Punk era from 2/3 decades ago.
As the final chorus comes to a close you're left wanting more...
Luckily for us all - the boys are clearly not content with slowing down, having followed their debut single with their first EP, 'Hate. Relate. Regenerate.', on March 13th 2020.
Recorded at Outhouse Studios, this 4 track release (including 'Talking') provides more of the same Pop Punk greatness.
They even have an 'ard looking illustrated cow - complete with a nose ring and fringe - as their EP artwork, curtesy of Shane Linkston...
...now if that isn't Pop Punk enough for you then you may as well throw away your old Paramore posters and Slam Dunk/Warped Tour tickets now.
To summarise - this Milton Keynes based five piece are an awesomely strong addition to the UK music scene and we cannot wait to see what comes next!
You can listen to more Livonia by visiting their Spotify page.
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