Real Friends // There’s Nothing Worse Than Too Late // EP Review


Real Friends are back with a brand-new EP, ‘There’s Nothing Worse Than Too Late’. This release comes as a follow-up to 2021s ‘Torn In Two’ which was the band’s last full album. They released the first single last month and since then fans have been eagerly awaiting this EP.

Starting with the single “Tell Me You’re Sorry”, it’s a kick-start into a classic pop-punk sound. With its upbeat and fast melody, it screams of influence from the early 2000s and bands such as Taking Back Sunday while still keeping the band’s original sound. If you love this track, you’re in for a treat however as the EP also features an acoustic version of the track. This version slows down while still keeping the angst of the original version. Real Friends has also done this with “Always Lose” which was another earlier released single. The original is not as fast-paced as the previous track and lands itself beautifully as an acoustic track. In terms of unreleased tracks, fans have “The Damage is Done” and “Strangers” to sink their teeth into which continues the theme of being heavily influenced by those timeless bands who define this genre.

The overall feel of this EP, allows it to become timeless and would fit seamlessly into any part of their 10-year career. As with many of Real Friends’ songs, the band touches on many real themes of depression and loss with driving melodies that capture that feeling of teenage angst that we are all familiar with especially those of us who have grown up with this genre. It’s safe to say that Real Friends is continuing on an upward trajectory and will no doubt have many more exciting things to come!


Review: Emmie Ellis








There’s Nothing Worse Than Too Late Tracklisting

  1. Tell Me You’re Sorry
  2. The Damage Is Done
  3. Always Lose
  4. Six Feet
  5. I Don’t Have To Do That Anymore
  6. Strangers
  7. I’m Not Ready
  8. Tell Me You’re Sorry (Acoustic)
  9. Always Lose (Acoustic)






Real Friends will be heading out on a co-headline tour with label mates Knuckle Puck throughout the US starting in March.

You can see Real Friends at the following dates:
1st March – Durty Nellie’s – Palatine, IL
3rd March – The KING of CLUBS -Columbus, OH
4th March – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
5th March – Empire Live – Albany, NY
6th March – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
8th March – Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall – Wantagh, NY
9th March – Toad’s Place  – Hartford, CT
10th March – Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
11th March – Black Cat – Washington, DC
12th March – Elevation 27 – Virginia Beach, VA
14th March – The Underground – Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
16th March – Music Farm – Charleston, SC
17th March – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
18th March – 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
20th March – 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA
21st March – Eastside Bowl – Nashville, TN
23rd March – Red Flag – St. Louis, MO
24th March – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
25th March – The Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
26th March – Hi-Fi Annex – Indianapolis, IN
14th April – Varsity Theater    Minneapolis, MN
15th April – Waiting Room Lounge – Omaha, NE
16th April – Beer City Music Hall – Oklahoma City, OK
18th April – Mohawk Austin – Austin, TX
19th April – Vibes Event Center – San Antonio, TX
21st April – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
22nd April – Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
23rd April – House of Blues San Diego – San Diego, CA
25th April – Observatory- Santa Ana, CA
26th April – Tioga Sequoia Brewery – Fresno, CA
27th April – The Ritz – San Jose, CA
29th April – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
30th April – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2nd May – Soundwell – Salt Lake City, UT
4th May – Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
5th May – Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO
6th May – The Truman – Kansas City, KS
7th May – The Riff – Springfield, MO
9th May – Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL
10th May – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11th May – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH

Tickets on sale now – HERE