12 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their second album, the Aussie punk-pop band leaves teenage-crush stories behind, following blink-182’s and All-American Rejects’ paths in creating emo-tinged pop filled with stadium-ready hooks. Jayden Seeley’s vocal fry is gone, replaced by growing sophistication that extends thematically; There’s less, “she’s gone and I’m bummed” and more, “she’s gone but I’ll be better for it.” Tracks like “That Something,” “Moving Boxes,” and “Jaded” feel custom fit for the Warped Tour faithful, yet, unlike their darker-leaning contemporaries, With Confidence keep their chins up, especially on “Pâquerette,” a gentle ballad that’s a worthy heir to “Hey There Delilah” by the Plain White T’s.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their second album, the Aussie punk-pop band leaves teenage-crush stories behind, following blink-182’s and All-American Rejects’ paths in creating emo-tinged pop filled with stadium-ready hooks. Jayden Seeley’s vocal fry is gone, replaced by growing sophistication that extends thematically; There’s less, “she’s gone and I’m bummed” and more, “she’s gone but I’ll be better for it.” Tracks like “That Something,” “Moving Boxes,” and “Jaded” feel custom fit for the Warped Tour faithful, yet, unlike their darker-leaning contemporaries, With Confidence keep their chins up, especially on “Pâquerette,” a gentle ballad that’s a worthy heir to “Hey There Delilah” by the Plain White T’s.

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About With Confidence

Formed in 2012 by a group of high school mates, With Confidence is an Australian band that carries the blink-182 torch of pop-punk. Fronted by vocalist/bassist Jayden Seeley, the original lineup also consisted of drummer Joshua Brozzesi and guitarist Samuel Haynes. The trio recruited guitarist Inigo Del Carmen soon after formation and began recording debut song "Stand Again" in 2013. Their debut EP, Youth, was released later that year. In early 2014, Haynes parted ways with the band and was replaced by touring guitarist Luke Rockets. The newly formed quartet recorded their sophomore EP Distance with Stevie Knight and Dave Petrovic (Hands Like Houses, Tonight Alive, Northlane) and issued the set in early 2015. After signing with Hopeless Records a year later, With Confidence announced their debut album. Preceded by singles "We'll Be Okay" and "Keeper," Better Weather was released in June 2016. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

ORIGIN
Sydney, Australia
FORMED
2012

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