I recently picked up the latest issue of Alternative Press claiming the “100 bands you need to know in 2010.” There are three different covers out for this issue featuring three different bands: The Cab, Hey Monday and Never Shout Never. I have heard of Hey Monday in passing (i.e. on Degrassi Goes Hollywood) but I haven’t really taken the time to check out their stuff aside for a couple of music videos here and there. Anyhow, since the issue of Alternative Press I bought has Hey Monday on the cover, I concluded that it’d a good a time as any to check out this band.
Hey Monday is a power pop/alternative rock band hailing from West Palm Beach Florida. Their debut album, Hold On Tight, was released late October 2008. The band is said to be working on their second album which is rumored to be released summer/fall of 2010. More often that not, when power pop/alternative rock bands are fronted by females pop up in the music scene, immediate comparisons are made to Hayley Williams of Paramore. However, Cassadee Pope, the lead female vocals for Hey Monday, sounds nothing like Hayley Williams. Hey Monday‘s Hold On Tight provides listeners with the sound of mainstream popular radio ready hits with strong vocals and heavy riffs. Though musically and lyrically, Hey Monday does not really bring to the table anything new or innovative, I still find the songs catchy and fun. Tour-wise, the band is currently scheduled to tour from mid-March to mid-August, preforming at SXSW, the AP Tour, and the Vans Warped Tour.
P.S. Toronto natives LIGHTS and DD/MM/YYYY also made Alternative Press’ list of 100 bands you need to know in 2010!!