WATER­PARKS

HOUS­TON POP-PUNKS LIVE UP TO THEIR HYPE ON COLOUR­FUL DE­BUT. CHECK IT OUT, WE DARE YOU…

Kerrang! (UK) - - Reviews -

1 HAWAII (STAY AWAKE)

This opener sees Water­parks front­man Aw­sten Knight un­able to sleep; fit­tingly, it’s as en­er­getic and re­fresh­ing as a go down a 50-ft-high ver­ti­cal wa­ter slide. Plus, no dan­ger of los­ing your trunks.

2 GLOOM BOYS

A song full of per­son­al­ity, you can al­most see the lyri­cist’s pained ex­pres­sion as he sings ‘The boys are back / The boys are sad’. Like Good Char­lotte with key­boards.

3 STUPID FOR YOU

Water­parks wel­come you to their bright, tech­ni­colour world with the line,‘ you’re yel­low / I’m nat­u­ral blue / Let’s get to­gether and be green like my in­sides’, in their cute, yet boy-ish love song.we dig.

4 ROYAL

‘I wish I was royal / But

I’m not’, laments Aw­sten on this ar­rest­ing sin­gle, be­fore nail­ing some im­pres­sive high notes.you and us both, mate…

5 TAKE HER TO THE MOON

Too much au­to­tune. Next!

6 MADE IN AMER­ICA

Fact: this song was ac­tu­ally made in Amer­ica.and, one of the heav­i­est on the record, it’s likely to make them big all over the world.

7 DIZZY

Aw­sten’s got ‘bad thoughts’ and a vo­cal melody – ‘The worst part of it is… that I don’t hear from my friends any­more /Yeah ev­ery­thing slows down by 24’ – that’ll make your spine tingle.

8 POW­ER­LESS

A 5Sos-style bal­lad. Nice.

9 LIT­TLE VI­O­LENCE

Aw­sten sounds great

when he’s an­gry.‘ i wanna be a sell-out just to piss y’all off… Maybe if we’re lucky we’ll get a re­view…’ er, you got it, bud.

10 21 QUES­TIONS

Acous­tic time! And also achingly-ac­cu­rate-in­tro­spec­tive-look-at-life time.

11 IT FOL­LOWS

The de­tails are what make this trio’s mu­sic. Like the amaz­ing what-it-sounds-like-when-you’re-sat-up­stairs-in-your-bed­room-at-a-party in­tro on this stand-out track.

12 PLUMB IS­LAND

This moody num­ber is all about the drum rolls.

13 I’LL AL­WAYS BE AROUND

And we don’t doubt it. Dou­ble Dare is a re­fresh­ing splash of rain­bow colour – just what the world needs right now.

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