We Were Sharks – ‘Lost Touch’

By Mark Johnson

Recent Victory Records signees We Were Sharks are back with a follow-up to their 2015 release ‘Not A Chance’ and though it’s been a while, these tracks are worth the wait. If you’re yet to hear the Canadian sextet, this is the perfect place to start; tracks like ‘Stay’, ‘Always You’ and ‘Sober’ are full of catchy choruses and memorable lines that are sure to have you singing along from beginning to end.

The LP starts off with ‘Beyond Repair’ which not only consists of hard-hitting lyrics based on toxic relationships but also noteworthy riffs and breath-taking vocals that are guaranteed to engrave in your mind and leave you desperate to hear the rest of the album.

Lead singer of Broadside, Oliver Baxxter, features on stand-out track ‘Late Bloomer’ and with lyrics such as “do you remember when we were young and all we knew were the songs we sang?”, this nostalgic track will make you revisit memories of your childhood friends. The song alone is enough to stand out from the rest but Baxxter’s voice makes it even more memorable, especially if you’re a Broadside fan.

Although We Were Sharks have somewhat shaped their own sound, it’s identical to most other well-known pop punk bands including State Champs, Like Pacific, and Four Year Strong. If you’re looking for something new to listen to, this isn’t the record for you, however if you enjoy pop punk, you’ll end up repeating this album for hours (or days).

With tracks like ‘Never Looked Better’, this band have never sounded better. ‘Lost Touch’ is a clear improvement, lyrically and instrumentally, from previous releases and if they continue to grow, no doubt success will follow.


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