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Album Review: Not On Tour – “Growing Pains”

Hailing from Tel Aviv, Israel, the punk band Not On Tour have released their latest offering, Growing Pains, on SBÄM Records. It has been a four year wait, but it was worth it. The seventeen-song album is a collection of female-fronted punk songs, not a single one of which clocks in at more than two minutes. And it works. That’s all this band needs to get their message across, and are a perfect choice for fans of bands such as Bad Cop/Bad Cop, The Distillers, Be Your Own Pet, and Tilt.

Sima’s vocals really stand out – her voice is more melodic than on previous offerings from the band, but it’s definitely not a bad thing. In fact, it’s a very good thing because this girl can sing – and she doesn’t lose any of the raw passion that is on display in their earlier albums while doing so.

Most of the songs have a California in the mid-90’s punk feel, though that doesn’t remotely mean they are a nostalgia-type act, as each song is fresh and new at the same time. It’s just hard to compare them to other bands that are playing now, and that’s a good thing. Sometimes being reminded of the past, with something that stands on its own two feet as well can be refreshing. Not On Tour is absolutely a breath of fresh air in the punk scene and one of the better bands that is regularly releasing records these days.

The album kicks off with the fast, hardcore skate punk sounding “Daddy”, which is 48 seconds of pure energy followed by the slightly longer “Fantasy World” (1:09). Each song on the album is instantly catchy and something you want to listen to over and over, because Not on Tour are masters of the art of leaving you wanting more.

Stand-out songs include the title track, “Growing Pains,” as well as the interestingly timed “N.O.T. Funny.” Though in all honesty, there’s not a bad song on the album, which is an achievement for the amount of songs on it.

You can check out and download the album below.

5/5 stars



Not On Tour (skate punk, Israel) release a video for ‘Daddy’

Israeli skate-punk band Not On Tour have released a video for another song from their forthcoming album. The song ‘Daddy’ is a catchy little skate-punk number that clocks in at just under 50 seconds.

‘Daddy will feature on ‘Growing Pains’ which is released on April 12th via SBÄM Records. This will be their first studio album since ‘Bad Habits’ in 2015. Check out the new video below.



Not On Tour (skate punk, Israel) release video for new song ‘Therapy’

Israeli skate-punk band Not On Tour have released a video for their new single ‘Therapy’ and you can check it out below.

The new tune will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Growing Pains” slated to be released on April 12th via SBÄM Records.



Not On Tour (Skate Punk, Israel) Stream Single “Therapy” From Forthcoming Album “Growing Pains”

Israeli skate punk rippers Not On Tour have released a single from their forthcoming album, Growing Pains. The track chosen is titled “Therapy” and you can stream it below.

Growing Pains will be the first new collection of music from Not On Tour since their 2015 album, Bad Habits. Handling its release will be Austria’s SBÄM Records. 



Not On Tour to release new album “Growing Pains” on SBAM Records

Israeli melodic punk rock band Not On Tour have just announced that this Spring they’ll be releasing their 4th full-length album via SBÄM Records. “Growing Pains” will be produced by Ishay Berger of Useless ID and fans can expect it out on April 12th. 

“Growing Pains” will be the band’s first new release since 2015’s “Bad Habits.” Keep your eyes and ears peeled for new tracks hitting the web soon.



Not On Tour (Melodic, Israel) Stream Video for “Flip”, and Hit the Road in Europe

Israeli melodic punk rock band Not On Tour are allowing fans to stream a video for their 2015 track “Flip”. The tune appeared on the record Bad Habits. As well as the video, Not On Tour will also be hitting the road around Europe starting tomorrow.

You can check out the video for “Flip”, as well as the tour dates below.



Not On Tour (female fronted punk) release music video for “Rumors”

Israeli female-fronted punk band Not On Tour have compiled a bunch of live footage and used it to release a music video for their song “Rumors” off their latest album “Band Habits”. Check it out below.

Bad Habits will be released last June through Effervescence Records. Catch the band at Groezrock next week where they’ll play an acoustic show on April 29th, and April 30th on the Groezrock mainstage.



Not On Tour stream cover of Teenage Bottlerocket’s “Crawling Back To You”

Israeli punks Not On Tour are streaming a pretty rad cover of “Crawling Back To You”, a song originally from Teenage Bottlerocket. The track features Ishay Berger (Useless ID) on guitar and will appear on an upcoming tribute compilation for Brandon Carlisle, who sadly passed away last November. You can give the song a listen below.

The comp will soon be available online and all proceeds will be donated to Brandon’s family.

Not On Tour last released Bad Habits via Effervescense Records in June 2015.



Not On Tour stream new song “Rumors”

Israeli female-fronted punk band Not On Tour are currently streaming another new song off their upcoming album, Bad Habits. Stream “Rumors” below.

Bad Habits will be released on June 30th through Effervescence Records, and can be pre-ordered here.



Not On Tour release track listing for “Bad Habits”

Israeli punks Not On Tour have released the track listing for their upcoming album, Bad Habits, and you can check it out below.

The band is already streaming 3 songs off the album and you can give them a listen here. Additionally, the band released a music video for the song “Maybe One Day” and you can check that out here.

The album is due out on June 30th via Effervescence Records, but you can pre-order it here.



Not On Tour stream 3 new tracks off upcoming album “Bad Habits”

Israeli punks Not On Tour are streaming 3 brand new tracks off their upcoming album, Bad Habits and you can check them out below.

The album is due out on June 30th via Effervescence Records, but you can pre-order it here.



Music Video: Not On Tour – “Maybe One Day”

Israeli punks Not On Tour have just released the music video for “Maybe One Day.” Check it out below.

“Maybe One Day” is off the band’s upcoming album “Bad Habits” which will be released sometime this year. Not On Tour last released “All This Time” in 2012.



Not On Tour announce European tour dates

Israeli punks Not On Tour have announce a short string of European tour dates which will see them playing shows with bands like Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder, and Off With Their Heads, in addition to appearing at Groezrock 2015. Dates and locations are below.

Not On Tour began recording a new album titled Bad Habits in late 2014, but it has yet to see the light of day. The band’s last full-length release was 2012’s All This Time.



Not On Tour planning to record new album “Bad Habits”, start Indiegogo campaign

Israel based punk rock band Not On Tour recently announced plans to take a break from touring and begin recording a new album called Bad Habits. In light of this announcement, the band has started an Indiegogo campaign to help fund their upcoming project. The group released a video outlining their intentions and goals, as well as a statement on their Indiegogo page. You can view the video and read their statement below. You can also find their Indigogo page here.

Bad Habits will serve as a follow-up to the band’s 2012 full-length All This Time. 



Not On Tour announce European tour dates

Israeli punk act, Not On Tour, have announced European tour dates.

You can check out the dates and locations here.

The band released their latest album “All This Time” in 2012 through Diner Junkie Records.