Everyone’s Famous is the most advanced recording by Tonota 80, an interesting trio emanating from Kent, UK. The group published a couple of records since their formation, such as Jonesing For Chips EP in 2015 and Killer Sands And Beating Hearts in 2017. By taking a peek at the simplistic cover artwork, I would assume their music is some bland commercial alternative. The cover artwork unveils absolutely nothing, but stock photography of a television placed somewhere in a room untastefully painted in blue color. However, I decided to follow some basic rules and do not judge the book by it’s cover. Thankfully enough, I was entirely wrong.
High-quality cardboard sleeve hides a compact disc with fourteen marvelously executed melodic punk rock compositions, heavily influenced by the power-pop scene. Right with the first beats of this album, you may notice a strong resemblance with the music of the more renowned groups, such as Husker, Descendents, and Leatherface. Tonota 80 transmits delightful harmonies through recognizable dirty crunch distortion, so characteristic for British guitar amps. However, all the notes are more than hearable, and complete polyphonic symphony liberates gracious dosages of delightful moments throughout the entire record. A warm sounding bass guitar is equally hearable during the album. It supports noisy guitar maneuvers with defined basslines that are vividly demonstrating song structures. Extraordinary drumming performance accentuates all the arrangements with dynamic beats and fills, but also maintains compactness of the group.
Everyone’s Famous represents a comprehensive collection of subtly melancholic numbers, thoughtfully written and composed to fit any particular mood. These practitioners of delightful poppy driven melodic punk rock sound thought about structures and arrangements of their almost anthemic numbers that evoke both good and bad moments in life. Everyone’s Famous is a perfect soundtrack for all the seasons, and you’ll hardly find a bad song while consuming this material. The album is available thought Engineer Records, UK based record label specialized in emo, indie, alternative, melodic punk rock, and melodic hardcore music. Head over to their web store, and check out Everyone’s Famous by Tonota 80, but also the remaining portion of their impressive roster.