Review Summary: "shit (Bon Voyage) renewed my faith in the twinkles" - Adam Thomas
Combining shouty punk vocals, anthemic song structures, and twinkly guitar parts, the French self proclaimed "indie punk" band Sport embark on an anthemic, emotional journey with their second album Bon Voyage.
Equal parts gritty and tender, the eleven tracks presented on Bon Voyage
straddle the line between punk and emo in an almost unparalleled fashion. The guitar work is fantastic, but unusually restrained for its genre, as Sport can write a mean twinkly riff, but these riffs are always few and far between, always saved for the perfect moment in a song. Like the mathy hammer-on, pull-off gymnastics displayed towards the end of "Florence Griffith-Joyner," and the middle of "Charles Lindbergh," the impeccably placed guitar parts elevate already great anthemic punk tunes into something truly special. Bon Voyage
isn't all that unique in its approach, and Sport aren't afraid to wear their influences on their sleeves, but the mature, pristine songwriting presented here makes for an album that shines well above its peers.