Aussie fivesome Tonight Alive recently inked a deal with Fearless Records and to get the US ready for the invasion from down under, the label re-released the five-song “Consider This” EP. Listening to opener “Wasting Away”, it becomes clear right away why Fearless was interested in this female-fronted pop-punk outfit. It’s a catchy, explosive track that comes with a lead role for vocalist Jenna McDougall. Inevitably this will spark comparisons to Paramore but contrary to that band, Tonight Alive sets themselves apart with a more edgy sound.
The band then launches into the equally energetic “Five Years” before slowing things down with “My Favourite Thing”, showing a more sensitive side of themselves. It’s not bad but that’s the kind of thing every other band is doing as well. No, then I prefer the darker “Revenge And Its Thrills”. If they focus on tracks like this, I’m more than looking forward to a full-length!