A few months ago, we introduced you all to Melbourne pop punk newcomers, Paperweight. On their debut single ‘Waster’, the band tackled the value of self worth accompanied with their positively catchy energy channelling the early 2000’s golden years. The bright-eyed five piece are back with their second single ‘The Kids On The Ground’ and it’s a song reflective of your younger days. Showcasing nostalgic energy might feel a bit stale to some, but Paperweight? Nah, the band have upped the catchiness even more on this tune, and tied bittersweet memories together with upbeat, infectious melodies that still feels very fresh in pop punk today. The band shares:
“‘The Kids On The Ground’ represents a reminiscent time. It’s the realisation that the friendships, phases and moments you felt would last forever, will only fade into memories. Those days are no more, but they continue to shape the person you’re becoming. The song is a bittersweet celebration of that reality.”
It also looks like the band had a tonne of fun filming the music video too. As always inspired by their idols Sum 41 and Neck Deep, the guys (and girl) grabbed a bunch of their mates, dressed up as characters from their youth and hung out at the park. Remember those days when life was easy?
Paperweight might only be new on the scene, but with ‘The Kids On The Ground’ set to bring even more noise, these guys have a bright future ahead of them, almost as bright as frontman Haris Dillinger’s hair in this video.