If I said the words “French pop-punk band” to you, what would you think? Some kind of weird Europop trash with a few tinny guitars slung in for good measure? Bet you wouldn’t think of a combination between Good Charlotte and Blink 182. However, that’s pretty close to what the Toulouse trio The Shapers are.
Three friends who love skateboarding and American Pie-esque escapades, they’re a band that you can’t help but love. Finally, something awesome has come out of France that you can’t eat or wear and that doesn’t sound completely off of everyone’s radar. Tapping into those who love a bit of cheekiness served with a side order of punk attitude, they have just released a compilation album entitled 360 Back To School, which is available as a free download on their Facebook page!
Proving that they can do it as well as the Warped Tour gang Stateside, they’re a band who are young and carefree, who just want to show the world what they’ve got. Singer Anthony’s voice has more than a touch of Joel Madden to it and the riffs and rhythms are as upbeat and friendly as those of your favourite pop-punks. The riffs and rhythms of their track No Way To Go is pretty reminiscent of the Good Morning Revival period in Good Charlotte’s career. See if you agree!
Summer Date proves they can also go all Blink on us.
A fun, summery sound which is perfect for those who are currently returning home red-faced and blue-lipped and hating it. Keep up with them on Facebook to find out about further releases and tour dates.