Georgia pop-punk quintet Like Mike have released their new EP, “If I Had A Say…”. The EP is streaming in full via Bandcamp
1. ‘If I Had a Say…’
2. ‘Knuckles Deep’
3. ‘B. F. T. R.’
4. ‘…You’d Both Still Be Here’
Since forming in Marietta, Georgia in August 2011, Like Mike have showcased their energetic and high-octane brand of pop-punk across the Southern States, playing dates on the Vans Warped Tour as well as a series of regional headline runs.
The band cites influence from the older generation of alternative front-runners such as Senses Fail and Taking Back Sunday to the current crop of usual suspects including Set Your Goals and The Story So Far. This melting pot of inspiration is evident with their combination of hook heavy breakdowns and raw, unwavering delivery.
In September 2012, Like Mike made the short trip to EST Audio to enlist the production of Daniel Ernest and Mike Lester. Dubbed as an EP, but with 8 tracks worth of material, debut release “With Friends Like These…” set the tone for a relationship to blossom, and despite the release being far from the finished article, the potential was evident for all to see.
A year later, the five-piece returned with “This Is Dan…”. Avoiding the sophomore slump in emphatic fashion, Like Mike had returned a more focused and cohesive unit, demonstrated by an accomplished sound and a confident vocal/instrumental interplay particularly evident in ‘Knuckles Deep’, the lead single from upcoming EP “If I Had A Say…”.
Still thriving under the tutelage of Ernest and Lester, Like Mike continue to perform an accessible and melodic brand of rock, both during their explosive live shows and on record.
With “If I Had A Say…”, Like Mike are set to help kick start an exciting year for Georgia pop-punk.