STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 141967-20772 LABEL: Inpop 0804147169121 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2013-08-26 RRP: £1.00
Reviewed by Ian Webber
Known for their infectious pop punk vibe and numerous changes in line up, it seems that Stellar Kart are finally coming of age and settling down with this polished offering. It is obvious that the sound of the band has developed and matured from their early bouncy pop tracks, at times venturing into straight on rock. Kicking off with "Criminals And Kings" this four piece from Phoenix, Arizona attack their instruments with energy and fill the speakers with edgy, layered guitars. The first single from the album and title track is a softer pop ballad that highlights the growing maturity in the band's lyrics, as they offer the challenge of complete commitment to God. There are moments when Stellar Kart still sounds similar to the likes of Blink 182 and comedic lyrics are never far away. "Hollywood Reality" and "Nowhere To Go But Up" are typical examples of the sound that originally bought them success. Production is top notch and I am sure that this collection of 10 tracks will be a favourite on the radio, appreciated by fans that enjoy melodic music with an edge and lyrics that challenge.
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Stellar Kart returns after three years with a new album, record label, and renewed sense of purpose and passion for sharing their faith through music. All In is a pop-punk record that is both upbeat and heartfelt, showcasing new depth and growth both lyrically and musically while maintaining the fun that has characterized the band since its first release in 2003.
Says lead singer/guitarist Adam Agee, "So much of this album is about not wasting the time we've been given. I hope these songs are anthems for people to live that out."