The UK punk band High Visions, formed in Leeds nightclub toilets, released a new song tackling the pressure from society to do something different with your life than what you actually like to achieve. High Visions recorded “Passerby" their second EP, with Dom Wright (Creeper, Gnarwolves) in 2018 followed by a tour. The band have started 2020 with the release of “Checkpoint Charlie" a single keeping their grainy skate-punk style whilst combining new elements to their sound. The chorus brings us extremely catchy lyrics with an upbeat feel and higher tones. The lyrics put across the message that we should stay true to ourselves and not let the pressure and opinions from others get in our way. “Checkpoint Charlie" is named after the checkpoint that separated Berlin, acting as a metaphor for how one’s aspirations and dreams for the future may be different to what society wants them to do. High Visions are mixing different genres together to create something different than their previous work which gives hope for a diverse and novelty sounding third EP. Having performed over 50 live shows across the UK and mainland Europe alongside artists such as Mallory Knox, Death by Stereo, Blood Youth and Allusinlove; High Visions are a band that you are going to want to check out!
Review By: Sarah Perry