Hailing from Modena in Italy, Pop-Punk Quartet Why Everyone Left have released their feel-good, fun new single ‘Whiskey & Coke’ here. Vocalist Enzo explains: “The record was done, but I felt it was missing the fun element, so I wrote this song! When the band first gave it a listen, they loved it, so we ended up replacing another track from the EP and putting Whiskey & Coke in it’s place. It’s just about getting drunk and fallin’ in love at parties. In the last few years, it seems talking about having fun has become really non-trendy in Pop Punk; I miss that. Haven’t we all grown up with all that American Pie stuff?” ‘Whiskey & Coke’ is the second track to be released from the band’s forthcoming EP, with lead track ‘Bouch’ available to view here. ‘This Is Not A Test’, was set for self-release on 2nd November, however, the band has now revealed that Penultimate Records are on board, with pre-orders available here.
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 determined to be 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 ‘This Is Not A Test’ Tracklisting: 1. Pick You Up 2. Stand By 3. Bouch 4. Whiskey & Coke 5. Dead Inside
Currently Announced Live Dates: November 17th – Pop Punk Mosh Party/Release Show @ Circolo Mu, Parma, IT | November 24th – Centrale Rock Pub, Erba (CO), IT