Gametime - "Let the Games
Gametime, a 4-piece from Kansas City, is one of those bands that I’m
surprised I haven’t heard more from. They have a poppy punk sound very
similar to new Found Glory and Blink 182, and could eaily share a stage
with local popsters Thulium or pop-punkers mi6. It’s nothing to start a
pit, but this is definitely music you can pogo to.
As a four-song EP goes, this is a solid little release. The second
track, “Puzzle Pieces,” had me hooked from the first chorus of
“whoah-oh”s. The the tight vocal harmonies also did a good deal to get
me grinning and nodding my head.
The final track, “Who Shares Wins,” has a slow, building intro that
leads into frenetic drumming and catchy guitar licks, as well as a
catchy bass line that underlies the whole thing. The final bridge takes
the whole song and brings it right back to where it started, building
to a cathartic release.
Frankly, the quality of playing and recording quality make it difficult
to believe that the EP was recorded in just one day. Gametime is
certainly a band for both pop and punk fans to take notice of. To hear
some of their stuff, hit their website at http://www.gametimemusic.com.