What's that? Pop Punk saviours Paramore are set to return to Australian shores early January in celebration of their fifth full-length album After Laughter, their first Australian tour since 2014.
Despite an expansive career experimenting with different sounds and styles, Paramore will always be the band that intercepted me mid-high school, recounting tales of love and loss as messy anthems of mutual heartbreak.
Here are the top 5 songs my inner adolescent will be screaming along to. See you at the show!
Paramore seldom churns out the gloomier songs, so when their inevitable darkness seeps out, it usually makes for a powerhouse number, with the uplifting chorus of 'Monster' being an undoubted highlight.
Many would consider this another stock-standard Paramore cut, but it was one of their first songs I truly fell in love with, largely due to the sweeping romantic chorus and bouncy rhythms that makes for one hell of a mean pop-punk anthem.
Though After Laughter shows the band foraying into a more mature pop territory, Paramore still rocks the 1980s high-school aesthetic, enabling a new generation of fans and teenagers alike.
Even throughout their transformative career, Hayley Williams still maintains lyrical bite, and her chorus work on 'Ignorance' showcases her at her most savage while still maintaining killer hook and chorus work.
The Only Exception
Erring a little more on the softer side of Paramore's catalogue, 'The Only Exception' is a passionate, lovesick acoustic number that's proven a big sleeper hit among crowds as well as a fan favourite in concert.
Now, let's get another look at those tour dates...
Supported by Bleachers.
Thursday, 8th February
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Friday, 9th February
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Sunday, 11th February
Sounds like a good time, right? Guess you better sneak off and get some tickets then?