Fresh Picks: Tuesday’s Secret.
Situated in Birstall near Leeds, Tuesday Secret are one of those bands whose career has been intermittent. Formed before the twen-teens we are now coming to the end of, the band have been relatively quiet since the debut 2014 full-length album, Leap Year.
However, with an awakening of sorts and a new record set for 2018 sitting alongside some new blood to the line-up, getting acquainted with a band that draw-in a number of notable comparisons from Blink-182, Sugarcult and Green Day is likely a good idea.
Leap Year walked the line the genre took towards melancholic Alternative Rock and Emo-gloom with the likes of Blink-182‘s famous eponymous release clearly an influence. In-fact, Mark Hoppus in general is a clear and profound influence regardless of what era, be it Blink or elsewhere.
Despite the sometimes hazy recording, the band suit the dark-Pop-Punk sound well but also the genres harder roots. To a point the band seemingly attempt a history of their craft with the aforementioned forays but also charges off into distances laden with Skate Punk and even classic stylistics from the Descendents.
‘Ebaneser Robinson (Ebby)’ is one of these charged, uptempo darker tracks while the classic Pop-Punk of ‘Falling Down’ boasts a crossover of Hoppus-182, Canadian Veterans GOB and Melodic Hardcore vets Much The Same.
Do you remember the video game soundtracks of the mid-2000’s? Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater? Burnout? The soundtracks that sent you music taste to its eventuality? Well, if you do or long for those days Tuesday’s Secret might well be worth your time with tracks much as the melancholic ‘Stuck’ or ‘Stupid Reasons’ with its own Skate Punk build and Descendents-esque chorus.
Tuesday’s Secret are a little rough and ready but they are doing things again, important things. They have an album already out and the groundwork on which to build. Here’s to 2018.