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Openside - Single Review: No Going Back

03 May 2018 // A review by ShelleySketch
Openside seem to constantly be on our radar, opening for bands like All Time Low and Fall Out Boy and just consistently releasing music. They released their EP Push Back, followed by I Feel Nothing and now we have their new single No Going Back.

In this new track, vocalist Possum Plows is mixing up her vocals a bit as well, going from whispered verses to a powerful chorus. The chorus is definitely that pop sound we love from Openside. But No Going Back definitely has elements everyone can appreciate. Itís very catchy and sounds like the type of track you would blast on the radio.

The song seems to be about a relationship that has ended but the feelings are still there. Openside have also released a video to the track which tells a similar story. It is simple yet effective and very well shot.

There is no stopping Openside at the moment and it will be exciting to see what they have in store for us next.

★★★★★ (5 stars)

Review written by Shelley Te Haara

About Openside

Opensideís debut Worth It crashed onto the airwaves in May with a barrage of high energy hooks and subversive lyrical smarts. The track from Auckland pop punkers Openside was quickly making these youngsters talked about as the freshest local band debut of the year.

Produced and written at Golden Age with Josh Fountain (Thomston, Kidz In Space etc.) and Jaden Parkes (Goodnight Nurse, Kids of 88) and mixed by Rich Bryan (Stan Walker, Babysitters Circus) at Big Pop, this one had smash written all over its devilishly smiling face.

Openside have since been picking up more attention for their smart cover releases of Lean On (Major Lazer) and Style (Taylor Swift) as well as a rapturously received set with 21 Pilots in Auckland.

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Push Back
Year: 2016
Type: EP

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