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Album Review: They Sink Ships - Home Is Where You Make It

With shows alongside The Wonder Years, Attack! Attack! and Save Your Breath under their belt, as well as working alongside Romesh Dodangoda (Kids In Glass Houses, The Blackout) and Matt O’Grady (You Me At Six), Hertfordshire's They Sink Ships have a lot going for them.

'Home Is Where You Make It' is a short 3-track EP; excluding the 2 Dodangoda-produced bonus tracks, that shows plenty of promise. Although the band don't break the pop-punk mold, they pull it off well. 'Tired Eyes' is a bouncy, poppy number that hits all the right marks, with the standard 'woahs'.

'The King And His Crown' could easily be mistaken for You Me At Six, although this isn't a bad thing, as the bands useful blend of melodies in the chorus, that instantly catchy and is the best track here.

The title track, 'Home Is Where You Make It' is more of the same pop-punk goodness, with strong vocals and complimentary guitars, which rounds off the main part of the EP well.

The 2 bonus tracks, 'Good as Gold' and 'When You're Still Here' maybe old (they were recorded in early 2009), but the band have some good ideas, especially in the chord progression department; something that can be said for the whole EP.

They Sink Ships may not set the world alight but they'll have fun trying, as 'Home Is Where You Make It' is a good starting point. Definitely worth giving a chance, especially if you're a fan of the genre.


'Home Is Where You Make It' EP by They Sink Ships is released on February 15th on Riot Pop Records.

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Sean Reid

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