Carrington – Alter-Ego (EP Review)

Carrington – Alter-Ego
Released: 24th May 2019


Emmett Carroll // lead vocals
Christian Horsely // guitar
Blake Benning // guitar
Zachary Carter // bass
Jordan King // drums



West Australian pop/punk band Carrington unleash their debut release this week and this is a band you’re going to want to keep your eyes on. Having done the rounds in their hometown of Perth, these guys have grabbed openers for US legends Trapt and Real Friends. Alter-Ego is a short but infectious collection of alternative/punk tracks that’s guaranteed to make its rounds in the pop/punk community.

‘44 Days’ is the first single from Carrington and it’s kind of a classic pop/punk track with a chorus that’s bound to have you singing along to for days. The acoustic driven ‘Interesting Places’ is an emotional heartfelt tune showcasing the band’s ability at their finest as a band thus far. Vocalist Emmett Carroll combines raw, punk vocals with hardcore screams, and it gives the song some definite edge here.

Alter-Ego is sure fire proof that Carrington is a name we’re going to get used to in the Australian pop/punk scene, as these guys create infectious hooks and catchy lyrics so well. ‘Neon’ is a testament to this, holding the biggest chorus we’ve heard from the band so far, while ‘Serration’ is vaguely reminiscent of the Sum 41 Chuck era, but still holds that new wave pop/punk feel. It’s raw, edgy and fast, just the way a punk song should sound.

Carrington band

While Carrington’s debut is only a small dose, it packs enough to leave you wanting to hear more. Alter-Ego is an infectious mix of emotional pop/punk that showcases the band’s raw talent at their finest. Their catchy lyrics and fast punk riffs will have you hitting repeat on these guys so fast, that keeping tabs on this young band from the west is a must. Carrington are definitely onto something great!


Carrington – Alter-Ego tracklisting:

  1. 44 Days
  2. Interesting Places
  3. Neon
  4. Serration

Rating: 8/10
Alter-Ego is out this Friday.
Review by Tamara May (@citylightsTAM)

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Wall of Sound's Head of Album Reviews. Weekend Content. Pop Punk Enthusiast.

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