Album Preview: Transit - Young New England

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Does your music collection consist of dreary, samey monotony? Do you find yourself literally falling asleep while listening to your ‘favourite tunes’? Do you also happen to like all-American emo, pop-punk bands? If you answered yes to all of these questions, or even just the last one, then Transit’s new album Young New England, released on 2nd April, could be your shining light, and I could be your saviour.

Four albums into their career, Transit specialise in heartfelt, upbeat pop-punk, which flirts unabashedly with emo and indie influences. Young New England’s first single ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ is impassioned and up-tempo, complete with the obligatory fuzzy guitars and explosive choruses that any self-respecting pop-punk band need to have down to a tee. Perfect music for yelling at the top of your lungs in a festival field, this band’s rousing lyrics and catchy hooks are only getting better with each album.

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, the fivesome formed in 2006, and cite their influences as Blink-182, Saves The Day, Death Cab For Cutie and Hot Water Music. This is unmissable when listening to their music, which is their own brand of angsty guitar-driven sounds, with strained, urgent vocals, gut-wrenching climaxes and all. Signed to Rise Records with fellow punk and alternative rock alumni Man Overboard, Piebald and Hot Water Music, Transit are in good company, and with a slot on the 2012 Warped Tour, their future looks bright.

Frances Black

Second year English and Philosophy student at Leeds Uni. I write for the Leeds Student newspaper and BounceSIN, and I'm a Leeds Student Radio presenter.I love music, gigs, reading, writing, travelling, trying to speak Spanish, and many other exciting activities.

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