The lines between emo and pop-punk have been on the brink of destruction from the birth of the emo revival. You couldn’t find a new pop-punk band without hearing mention of the influence of American Football or Mineral as opposed to New Found Glory and Goldfinger, and similarly, a lot of young emo bands stopped being afraid of a memorable hook or the signature gang vocals that surged through the genre. Today, I’m excited to introduce y’all to a band called The Insides that walks a fine line between the two — effectively bridging the gap between the tastes of high school and college Joel.
Today, I’m sharing a new song called “Underline” with y’all that manages to feel both buoyant and ethereal. The riffs make you want to move, but the echoed vocals a la Turnover push the track into a territory all it’s own.
When asked about the track, The Insides said: “‘Underline’ touches base on trying to avoid a situation that seems to be reoccurring. By the end of the song when the line hits “you’re the one i want” it represents that the chase is what you have been desiring, rather than the end result.”
You can stream “Underline” below.
You can catch them on tour with Rich People starting next month. All upcoming dates can be found below.