Athletics – You Don’t Get It
Archetypal pop-rock hooks and bouncy riffs define this two-track EP from Athletics. It should be noted there are some impressive high notes hit in Choking on Sweet Talk. This along with the title track, You Don’t Get It bring to mind the cheeky sharpness of groups like Magic! as well as All American Rejects.
Choking on Sweet Talk in particular is out-of-the-box ready for pop success. The seemingly simplicity of melody is that which comes from practiced musicians; a fine pairing with vitally catchy lyric and chorus. I expect to see more of this band in the future. Noelle Ellis, GiggingNI.com