Cuecliché is a three-piece pop-punk band based in London, England. The members came together after discovering their mutual love of the pop-punk scene of the early 2000s. Their sound is heavily influenced by the music of that era including bands like blink-182, New Found Glory, Sum 41, and Taking Back Sunday. Bursting at the seams with nostalgia, their songs will have you feeling like you transported back in time to the early 2000s but with a twist that is their own.
Back in 2017, the band released their debut EP ‘One Last Chance’ which amassed over 20,000 streams on Spotify. With the impressive start, it was clear that Cuecliché was on the rise. They played shows regularly in London, but they also got some road miles under them by doing three mini-tours in the UK. Soon it was time for the band to create some new music so they announced plans for a second EP. After that, they released the song “Save Me” which is the first single off of it. They also announced that the second EP would be titled ‘Look at the Pictures’ and would be released on January 24th, 2019.
Coming into their own sound, ‘Look at the Pictures’ shows how far the band has come and has a more mature pop-punk feel. “Save Me” is the first track on the EP, and it is no wonder why the band released it as the first single. Every second of the song is used constructively. It is upbeat, catchy, and everything you want in a pop-punk masterpiece. The next song “Take It Away” will have you tapping your foot along to it in no time. It feels like the perfect song to have fans jumping up and down at shows.
Up next is “Puzzle Piece”. This song feels like it has a very blink-182 vibe to it which is not a bad thing. At the end of the song, the music fades and the vocals are on display. With the lyrics “I’m getting sick of this life I’m living”, the pop-punk influence is at the forefront. Despite emotional lyrics like “it’s time for closure”, the next song “It’s Over” comes in bursting with energy, and it seems like the perfect song to get people moving in the crowd at a show. The EP comes to a close with “Prince Of Nowhere”. This one is a bit on the slower side and provides a nice balance to the sound of ‘Look at the Pictures’ as a whole.
Cuecliché has a great EP on their hands with ‘Look at the Pictures’. The music, the lyrics, and the vocals are all on point. These guys have matured in their sound since their first EP, and it is clear that they have secured a spot in the pop-punk scene. They are only going up from this point. While their songs may spark nostalgia, Cuecliché is an up-and-coming band that has a bright future in front of them.
Cuecliché is doing a four-date ‘Look at the Pictures’ EP Tour in the UK with the band Saving Sebastian that will start on January 31st, 2019.