Review Summary: We’ll laugh ‘til dawn about the shit we did and sleep the day away tomorrow, dream of doing it again.
When I listen to a band like Turnover I am instantly taken back to a happier time in my life. Don’t get me wrong, growing older definitely has its moments, but it just can’t compare to the feeling of being young and foolish. Who can forget staying up way too late with their friends and making stupid, yet memorable decisions? It’s safe to say many of our best memories are hidden away in our youthful past and Turnover’s Self Titled EP manages to resurrect those moments with flair.
The EP’s standout tracks ‘Sleepless Nights’ and 'Time’ do a nice job of making the listener feel young again with their highly nostalgic lyrics. The vocalist is above average for the genre and he sounds better than ever on ‘Sleepless Nights’ as he lets out his most emotional vocal performance on the album over the song’s bouncy guitar-work and fast-paced drums. His vocals are sure to please fans of The Dangerous Summer or The Starting Line but are filled with more aggression. The rest of the songs are nearly as impressive and full of energy as the band never seem to slow things down throughout the EP. They hook the listener in with the upbeat opening track ‘Sasha’ and don’t let up on the momentum until the album’s final note.
Essentially, this EP is nothing more than 5 pop punk tunes that make for great springtime music. However, the relatable lyricism and tight musicianship is the reason this EP packs that extra little punch. Whether you’re still young and making the best out of your teenage years or you’re becoming an old fart like me, there’s a lot of enjoyment to be had in the album’s short but impressive 5 tracks. Those days might be gone but memories won’t fade. I still remember every second in my head like yesterday.