Why Everyone Left Declare ‘This Is Not A Test’:
Italian Pop-Punk Crew Announce New EP & Stream Lead Single ‘Bouch’
Hailing from Modena, Italy, Pop-Punk Crew Why Everyone Left have announced details of their forthcoming EP. Entitled ‘This Is Not A Test’, it will see self-release on 2nd November, with Frontman Enzo stating the title’s intention: “It means that we just want to be taken seriously out there, especially out of our country.” The title is also taken from the lyrics of the band’s lead single ‘Bouch’ which is available to stream here. “This is the first song I wrote for the new record, I really wanted to make something different and new for us, and I think this song has been the perfect starting point for the whole EP,” reveals Enzo.
Completed by Luca on Drums, Luca Bi on Bass and Thomas on Guitar, the quartet formed Why Everyone left in 2013, as Enzo says: “from the ashes of other bands, everyone in our local scene was quitting music at the time, except for us.” Taking their name from a Real Friends track, despite cementing themselves as an upbeat pop-punk act, they have had serious intentions from the beginning, saying: “I think most of the small bands in our scene don’t take this as a real job. That changes everything. We put all the time we have in this, every day, if you’ll treat it as a hobby it won’t be more than a hobby.” This approach has seen the Italian crew already sharing stages with the likes of Four Year Strong, Waterparks, As It Is and Seaway; touring the UK and mainland Europe and releasing two prior EPs.
For ‘This Is Not A Test’, the band was very hands-on, with Enzo producing and recording all bar the drums himself and Seb Barlow (Neck Deep, WSTR, As It Is) at Celestial Productions handling mixing duties. The resultant 5-tracker sees the band declaring: “I think we finally found our way with this EP. The previous ones were too heterogeneous, this time there’s a connection from start to finish.” Taking influence from the likes of State Champs, Four Year Strong and A Day To Remember, ‘This Is Not A Test’ sounds like long summers spent drinking with your friends, delivering big, bouncy riffs and infectious vocal hooks. The band reveals their hopes for listeners of the release: “We want them to have a good time with the fun songs like Whiskey & Coke, and wish they’ll feel better and less lonely during their hard times, with the sadder songs like Dead Inside.”
Why Everyone Left Self-Release ‘This Is Not A Test’ Tracklisting: 1. Pick You Up 2. Stand By 3. Bouch 4. Whiskey & Coke 5. Dead Inside
Why Everyone Left Self-Release ‘This Is Not A Test’ On 02/11/18.
Stream Lead Single ‘Bouch’: