The best part about music is that it knows no boundaries. Bands from all over the world are joining fans together to create worldwide families of music lovers. As It Is and Neck Deep are prime examples of pop punk from across the pond invading our lives in all the best ways, but the U.K. is home to some other phenomenal bands that every pop-punker should have on their playlist. Here are 10 U.K. pop-punk bands who you need to be listening to right now.
1. Trash Boat
Signed to Hopeless Records, Trash Boat are taking pop punk and making it their own. Their latest release, “Synthetic Sympathy,” is a must-have on every pop-punk lover’s playlist. Catch them on tour this fall with Don Broco as well as several headlining dates.
Kicking off their first-ever headlining shows in the U.S. at the end of the month, WSTR will also be joining Stand Atlantic and the Faim on their co-headliner, meaning you have no excuse not to see this incredible Liverpool-based band live.
ROAM recently debuted their new album Smile Wide via Hopeless Records Sept. 6, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, then you’re seriously missing out on some incredible jams. The band also recently released the official music video for “Turn” off the album, directed by Lewis Cater.
Coming off their 2019 release Awful Truth, Woes have added that much-needed originality to the genre. Hard-working and overall just plain fun, Woes are the pop-punk band you’ve been looking for. Check out their video for “Fancy” and then try telling us you don’t want to be best friends with them.
Pop punk meets punk rock with Bristol natives Weatherstate. Born A Cynic dropped earlier this year with a certain nostalgic vibe that old-school pop-punk fans can certainly appreciate. Green Day fans will definitely want to check out the video for “Medicate,” which is an impressive replica of their “Basket Case” video.
Incredible music and absolute genuinity make Northshore the total pop-punk package. This five-piece hail from Teesside, U.K. and blend the perfect amount of alternative sensibilities into their sound to set them apart from everyone else.
7. Victory Lane
Pop punk meets emo with Standby Records’ Victory Lane. The band have performed alongside Woes, In Her Own Words, Homebound and more, bringing their gritty and catchy take on the genre to the stage in a show that is simply a must-see.
If you don’t have “Roosevelt” on your pop-punk playlist, is it really a pop-punk playlist? Adding a dash of alternative and a splash of rock, MAYPINE are continuing their ascent into the genre in the best way possible.
9. The Young Hearts
Poetic and personal pop punk takes on a whole new life with alternative-punk rockers the Young Hearts. It’s impossible not to fall in love with music that gets better and better as the tracks progress, and having recently finished their new album, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for TYH.
10. Catch Fire
Emo alternative tackles pop punk in an iconic way with Nottingham natives Catch Fire. The band’s debut album via Rude Records, Karma Owes Me A Lifetime Of Happiness, is full of quality pop punk and serves as solid proof that Catch Fire put everything they have into their work.
Which bands are you adding to your playlists? Let us know in the comments below.