Sunday, July 16, 2017
Song Of The Week: 7/16/17
Song: "Without Me"
Album: "Dark Days" EP
Place Of Origin: Perth, Scotland
Years Active: 1997 - present
WHAT I THINK THE SONG IS ABOUT:
"Without Me" appears to be yet another song of a broken relationship. The vocalist has been left by the one he loves. All of his forgiveness doesn't change anything. She took her heart home while shattering his when she left him behind. The sense is the vocalist has been left in a depressed state, clearly not taking the separation well.
PMX DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):
2004 - Rise And Shine (Milk & Cookies Records)
2013 - The Ballad Of Tony Montana (Bells On Records)
2017 - Unreleased (self-released)
CURRENT STATUS OF PMX:
PMX is a Scottish punk band that had it's origins in 1997. However, it wasn't until 2004 that the band released it's debut album, "Rise And Shine". Generating some buzz in the U.K., PMX landed several opening slots on the European tours of bands such as Anti-Flag, Taking Back Sunday and Propagandhi. Surprisingly, it took the band nearly 10 years to release it's follow up album, 2013's "The Ballad Of Tony Montana". This album is actually just one 25 minute song called "The Ballad Of Tony Montana" and it is bascially the story of the legendary character in the movie "Scarface". In 2015, the band dropped the "Dark Days" EP and most recently self-released a digital album of rare tracks on their Bandcamp page called "Unreleased". As of May of 2016, the band has said that they were in the process of making what will be their third full length studio album. PMX is a melodic punk band that at times seems torn between shifting more towards pop punk, while other times they veer more towards a melodic hardcore style. I'd say if you're a fan of bands like Never Hit Again, Slick Shoes, Down By Fire, Laughing In The Face Of or The Artist Life, then you may enjoy PMX's music. I see them as a good band, not spectacular. It seems in the recent years they have been much more active than earlier on in their career. My jury is still out on them. I'm hoping that their new album will win me over completely but until then, I'll call them a good band but not a great one.
TEN PMX SONGS YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT:
4. Pull The Trigger
5. Like Or Share
6. The Ballad Of Tony Montana
7. Enter The Pigeon
8. PMX TV
9. The Epic
10. Dark Days