BRIANNA C is very excited about popping-punkers Mayday Parade coming to town this evening!
I’m sure by now, you’ve heard of more pop-punk bands than you can count. But what makes these bands different from each other? What makes them stand out? These are the questions that come to mind when I listen to Mayday Parade. Yep, you heard me. Mayday Parade. If you’re a fan here in Australia, I’m sure you know by now that they’re due to land on our soil in a couple of days. But what if you don’t know this band? Should you go see them anyway? My answer is yes, and here is why.
Mayday Parade is a bit different to what you’d usually expect from a pop punk band. Yes they have extra long song names, and yes they like to sing about broken hearts and growing up. But what makes them different?
Mayday Parade tends to tell stories with their lyrics. Not only are their narratives intriguing and relatable, their use of lyrics is extremely well thought out. With a great yet balanced use of metaphors and similar literary devices. Yes I know, boring! Why is this girl talking about literary devices? But I can guarantee it makes it all that more enjoyable.
Their songs are more than just songs, they’re tales that you feel as though you are part of. As well as using the common 5-piece band setup, Mayday Parade often uses string instruments and other orchestral instruments such as piano or saxophone to compliment their sound.
All of this gives reasoning as to why I think you should listen to them, but why should you go see them live? Mayday Parade’s stage presence really draws in the audience. The band are extremely passionate about what they do, and this can be seen extremely clearly through their performance. This is a lot of babbling just to convince you to go to a gig, but from my experience it’s well worth it. Tickets are only $60 and you get to see three bands. What more could you want?