London pop-punkers The Bottom Line have put out their new EP; “I Still Hate You”. The record starts with Pull Me Out. A definite throwback to the late nineties, early 2000’s of pop-punk where bands like Blink 182 and Sum 41 were at their best. Fast drumming, quick-fire lyrics. It’s clear very early that this is a band that knows how to write a catchy as fuck punk song.
Title track I Still Hate You is probably the catchiest song on the album. With its chorus of “there’s so many ways to say I love you, but I still hate you,” it’s a love song with a difference. To change things up, the next song is A Little Much, a song about drinking too much.
The Bottom Line takes things into acoustic territory for the final track, When I Come Around (and no, it’s not a Green Day cover), which shows a different side to the four piece. The track is the newest single from the EP, and it’s great to see a punk band have the guts to release an acoustic track off an otherwise fully pop-punk record.
After fifteen or so minutes, the EP is up, and it desperately leaves you wanting more. The Bottom Line has put five solid tracks on this release, and it shows that pop-punk is well and truly still alive and well. If you love New Found Glory, Sum 41 or Simple Plan then definitely check out The Bottom Line. You won’t regret it. “I Still Hate You” is exactly what pop-punk is supposed to be. Bright, infectious and catchy.