THE AHP REVIEWS: TROPHIES “ROOM TO GROW” EP
As long as you haven’t been taking up residency underneath a rock lately, you’ve most likely noticed the recent resurgence of the pop-punk genre. With acts such as Man Overboard and The Wonder Years paving the way for the revival, many younger bands are jumping on the band wagon and creating some of the best music the genre has ever seen. One of those bands is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s very own, TROPHIES.
The recently signed quintet released their debut EP, Room To Grow, this past May. The six tracks that comprise RTG conglomerate together to form the epitome of the pop-punk genre, while even touching certain areas of hardcore at the same time. The fittingly titled, “Introduction,” kicks the EP off and sets the anthemic mood for the rest of the release. The band follow up the opportunistic intro with honest ballads (“Maurkice Bouncey,” and “Keep My Hands To Yourself,”), a near perfection title track (“Room To Grow,”) and a handful of hardcore vocals (“Edgewood Acres,”).
It’s quite obvious that after giving RTG a listen, these five Pennsylvania natives know exactly what they’re doing. The debut release from the band is a statement of relevance is this re-surging scene. From choruses that will be stuck in your head for days on end to verses that will have you push moshing through this upcoming winter, TROPHIES have something special on there hands – and we here at The Scene As We Know it will definitely be on the look out for them in the near to distant future.