Listen to the new album from May Angeles!
Listen to the new album from May Angeles!

JFH Indie Review

JFH Indie Inspection Review

Peter118, Waiting - Single

Peter118
Waiting - Single

Street Date: February 15, 2019
Style: Punk / Rock
Official Site: Official Website
Buy It: iTunes
Buy It: Amazon
Buy It: Bandcamp



Punk rocker Peter Field is no stranger to the scene, having contributed as a member of bands like Senseless and Ambassadors of Shalom. But for the past five years, he’s instead focused on his three-piece act, Peter118. With a couple of EPs to the band’s name thus far, Peter118 is starting off 2019 with a brand new single called “Waiting.” The band’s previous release, a split EP with No Lost Cause, displayed their predilection for UK punk rock (with a dash of pop punk, of course), which makes “Waiting” an interesting listen, as it takes a different approach. It’s not a bad approach at all, but the song sounds a bit more like Nirvana this time around, albeit with much cleaner production. Vocally, it’s a different story, as Field’s voice is a tried and true punk rock voice, with a vocal effect that’s straight out of a 90s alternative rock track. That is to say, one would never confuse Field’s voice with the late Kurt Cobain. While the overall sound of “Waiting” is sure to please fans of punk rock, it’s not without its flaws. One characteristic of punk rock is minimalism, either in track length, lyricism, or both. “Waiting” repeats the same lines quite a few times, which is fine in itself, but the message of the song doesn’t come across very clearly, which takes away from the importance of the repetition. The chorus also feels like it falls a little flat when the guitar riffs and the verses are so promising. “Waiting” definitely isn’t a bad song, though. And as our industry becomes more and more singles-focused, I keep finding that singles sometimes make more sense in the context of the album. With that being said, it’s a solid single, but I’d particularly be interested to hear how “Waiting” works in that context, if Peter118 has a new album or EP coming soon.

- Review date: 3/17/19, written by Scott Fryberger of Jesusfreakhideout.com


Listen to the new album from People & Songs

 

 

 

 

go to main Indie review page
go to Indie Review Index

 

           
Listen to the new album from People & Songs

Search JFH




This Thursday, July 29, 2021
Panther City Riots Say It Like You Mean It - Single (independent)


This Friday, July 30, 2021
Coby James Mixtape Side B EP [Centricity]
Jonah 33 Bullet From A Gun - Single [Boleyn]
Vince Lichlyter Things I Need To Say - Single [Boleyn]
Make Sure Japanese Bonus Track - Single [Tooth & Nail]
NEEDTOBREATHE Into the Mystery [Centricity/Elektra]
Dottie Rambo It’s The Soul of Me (1968 Digital Reissue) [Provident/Sony]
Reba Rambo Reba Rambo (Digital Reissue) [eOne]
Sidewalk Prophets I Believe It Now (Alternate Versions) [Curb/Word]
SongLab Simplicity (Live) - EP [DREAM]


Next Friday, August 6, 2021
Lauren Daigle Tremble - Single [Centricity]
Tamela Mann Overcomer [Tillymann Music]
Mirours Dazzle - EP [Tooth & Nail]
Sanctus Real Rebel - Single [Fair Trade]
Anne Wilson My Jesus (Live from Nashville) EP [Capitol CMG]


For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new album from Wade McNutt!




Listen to the new album from Jaime Masetta!