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Album Review: Traits – “Limits”

Limits” is the debut EP from Yorshire, England’s Traits. They may have only formed last year, but there’s some serious pedigree on show – the band formed following the hiatus of long-touring ska-punks Random Hand and during a dormant period for melodic hardcore quartet The Human Project.

The five tracks on offer here are a side-step from the output of either of those two bands – seemingly straight up pop punk, but not as easy to pigeon-hole as you would at first expect. There are So-Cal elements on parts of the EP; “Nobody Likes A Narcissist” is more early period Lagwagon than anything else. The straight up “We’re All A Dick Sometimes” may sound like a falsetto Ataris, but juxtaposed with that is an equally strong nod to 90’s UK rock – and, in particular, local muses Terrorvision.

The feeling from the EP is Traits have chosen the ‘carefully deployed simplicity’ approach. Fourth track “Fed to Me” demonstrates this best; almost sounding like the slower output from Ten Foot Pole, no lead and minimal backing vocals leave you humming the melodies underneath yourself. The result is a synoptic record that could have come out any time in the last 20 years. The difference is – records that sound like this don’t come around too often. If you like you pop sensibilities, you can’t go wrong with this. A really promising debut.

4/5
“Limits” is out digitally in the usual places now.



New band Traits stream music video for “Fed To Me”

Featuring members of The Human Project, and Random Hand, UK newcomers, Traits, are certainly a tasty prospect for all you skate punk fans out there. Despite being such an early stage in the band’s life, they’ve already been hard at work, putting together a video for their debut track “Fed To Me”.

Take a listen to¬†“Fed To Me” below, and watch this space for more from the freshest band in UK skate punk.