How do you make a record that could camouflage with the golden times of pop punk, yet still sounds refreshing and energizing in 2019? Well, for that, you can ask our today’s special guests, Perth’s powerful pop punk rockers NAUTICAL MILE that have been releasing a steady stream of EP’s since 2015, and are finally ready to deliver their first LP. They’re the go to band for stateside punk bands like A Day to Remember and Senses Fail when they’re touring down under, and it’s no wonder – the bands sound is focused and densely melodic. “The Only Way Is Through” combines lovely melodies with stampeding choruses and injects its joyful optimism right into your brain. The band managed to take all the qualities that made the genre special and condensed them into a more vibrant experience with a positive message. Today, we’re stoked to premiere the whole record for its first listening below!
The Only Way Through is about sticking with something, even when many negative influences are affecting your will to carry on, pushing through the hurdles life can throw. Not only does this reflect upon the making of the album and our lives in the band so far, but every member of the band has experienced issues spanning from family issues, depression, addiction and suicide. This album is for anyone who has been through dark times, pushed through and come out a stronger, more resilient person, but also serves as a reminder for those going through difficulties that things do get better, and the only way out is through.
Credits: Songs and lyrics written and performed by Nautical Mile / All vocals by Brodi Owen / All drums and percussion performed by Caleb Wynter / All guitars and programming by Dan Ray / All bass by Nick Henrisson / All tracks engineered, mixed and mastered by Emmett Carroll of EC Audio with additional drum tracking at Vision Studios / Artwork and Design by Zak Wynter
Nov 22nd – Amplifier Bar, Perth
Nov 23rd – Whole Lotta Love, Melbourne
Nov 24th – The Barwon Club, Geelong
Nov 27th – The Basement, Canberra
Nov 28th – The Cambridge, Newcastle
Nov 29th – The Burdekin, Sydney
Dec 1st – Crowbar, Brisbane