Review: NOTIMEFOR - 'Happy Youth' EP

This review was originally published on Under The Gun Review.

Album: Happy Youth EP
Genre: Pop Punk/ Powerpop
Label: Unsigned

It’s summer time. That means it’s time to roll the windows down and blare some pop punk. Every year I look for a few new bands to add to my summer playlists and this year I came across a surprise act from Milan, Italy named NOTIMEFOR.

NOTIMEFOR is a five member pop punk group. They released Dress Up to Get Down in 2009. Happy Youth was released May 7th, it was recorded and produced by Bertrand Poncet of Chunk! No, Captain Chunk. The EP is 6 tracks long and well worth a purchase.

Even though they hail from the European boot, you wouldn’t know that they were Italian based on a first listen. Every track is well written and catchy as all get out. If you’re a fan of gang vocals, you’re in luck. There are loads. The lead vocalist doesn’t exactly stand out, but he fits right in with other singers in the genre. The drums are fast and the lyrics are what you’d expect from a bunch of pop punkers.

In a genre so packed, it is hard for bands to make a name for themselves as one of the best. NOTIMEFOR may not be the best, but they are far from the worst. With some more exposure and another full length, they may just find some success here in the states. Happy Youth is certainly worth a listen.

Score: 7.3/10