Oh, what fun! Elastic Waste, not the kind that might keep your trousers up, are catapulting us right back to the nineties heyday of post-punk pop when the likes of Green Day and Smash Mouth were rocking our stereos. Hailing from Liversedge West Yorkshire this three-piece are also bringing a bit of Britishness to the sound. ‘I Wrote This Song To Inspire Myself’ is four minutes of pure power pop escapism.
With the crack of snare and a relentless bass drum thrum clattering along like a steam train gone rogue these guys are making music which sounds as fresh now as it did back then. Hooking you in with a great chorus and frat boy melodies the song makes you want to listen again and again. It’s catchy, it’s well crafted, it makes you smile, at least it did me.