There are several reasons why Our Time Down Here are nothing short of amazing. One, they’re named after a quote from The Goonies. Two, they play the same kind of Lifetime/Kid Dynamite-inspired pop-punk that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Three, well, just listen. They’re awesome.
Another band coming out of the south coast scene (seriously, what is it with Brighton and Southampton bands right now, producing seven shades of awesome constantly), Our Time Down Here have the passionate spark which so many bands seem to be lacking right now. It’s that kind of fist-in-the-air feel which really ignites something and gets my musical juices flowing. It’s that passion and emotion in the vocals, how you can just tell the band mean what they are saying – that’s what makes this band so, so good. They don’t re-invent the wheel, they just play ballsy, bombastic melodic hardcore with a poppy punch. ‘Revelations’ and ‘Clear To Go!’ are two excellent tracks on a fantastic EP.
It’s one of the best UK releases in ages and ages and you’d be a fool to not give them a listen.