By Carly Woolley |Staff Writer|
Orlando’s pop punk band, Old Again, have emerged from the underground.
The band is taking over the country one show at a time.
Old Again is a relatively new band that was established in 2013.
The Orlando based, all male pop punk band is well on their way to fame and fortune. They kicked off their two month, 45 show, cross country tour on Jan 9.
The band was eager to step foot on stage at The Epicentre in San Diego, CA on Friday, Jan. 31.
The Epicentre is a well-known all-age music venue that is dedicated to discovering the underground music talent.
The band members have taken it upon themselves to constantly make an effort to gain followers by unbroken exposure, Facebook and self-promotion.
They’ve only been together for a short time, but they have proven to be a strong group powered by endless ambition.
Old Again was featured in a June 2013 issue of The Alternative Press, a well-known American music magazine.
The Alternative Press has been known to publish interviews with bands that are just emerging in popularity, which is a clear sign that Old Again is on their way to making it in the music world.
Old Again has gained many fans by proving to be a group of genuine guys who truly enjoy writing and performing their music.
When asked what he has learned while being on tour, Pat Diaz, the bands bass player, responded, “Don’t get bacon on your burger at McDonald’s! It costs a dollar more and you will run out of money quicker!”
The band has found great success in their music by ensuring that each song they write together has an end result that they are all proud about.
Lead singer, Joshua Patridge, has taken on the role of songwriter, but the band collectively creates the music.
A fan, Jonahnah, stated on iTunes, “I’m a huge fan of Old Again, and I was so stoked to hear that they’ve already released new music! They’re seriously going places. Old Again is the future of pop-punk [and they’re some of the] best artists out there.”
Pop punk is a newly recognized fusion music genre that combines elements of punk rock with pop music.
It has been a lucrative aspect for hardcore punk bands to create a new faster, feel by adding a little pop.
Oftentimes, pop punk music involves lyrics about girls, love and common teenage struggles.
Old Again has been able to receive acknowledgement and gain countless followers through Bandcamp, a privately founded company that allows musicians to price and sell their work as they see fit.
After gaining success through Bandcamp, Old Again has released a split EP with a fellow band Firestarter in Dec. 2013 on iTunes.
Avid fan Nathan Cichosz said, “Thank you guys so much for creating the music you do. It really makes an impact on anyone who hears it.”
It is evident that Old Again is on their way to being a force to be reckoned with in the music world.