Not Today to release new EP Headway this May; lead single “Growing Backwards” streaming

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Manchester pop-punks Not Today have set May 20th as the release date for their new EP Headway. Frontman Alex Hardiment says of the effort:

“The main theme of the EP is about being in a good place. It’s about moving forward from a dark period and ‘making headway’, which is where we got the title. We all know there are dull things in life, but we believe that fun that can still be had, even if you have to go to work on Monday morning.”

Hardiment went on to comment on the crowded state of the U.K. scene and how Not Today works to stand out, saying:

“When it comes down to it, pop punk is an absolute blast to play. The scene might be a little saturated, but we try to make sure that our music isn’t paint by numbers pop punk and has its own character that sets it apart from other bands. We absolutely love what some of our peers are putting out, but we like to think we’re doing something that caters for a big audience, regardless of whether you like pop punk or not.”

The vocalist went on to state of the band’s aspirations with the release of Headway:

“This release is incredibly important to us, because it’s the first time we’re trying to really push our name out there. We self-released our debut EP to the best of our ability and the reaction we got was great, but all together this release has better music, we have a better frame of mind and we hope listeners hear that too. We made a pledge to take this band as far as we possibly could, as long as it’s fun! We’ve plenty more music left in us, and while we have that passion to write and to play, we’re not going anywhere.”

The lead single of the EP, “Growing Backwards”, is live now and can be heard below. Headway is available for pre-order now via the band’s Bandcamp.

Headway EP track listing:

1. “Worth My Time”
2. “This Song Sounded Better In My Head”
3. “Coming Storm” (feat. Daniel Jeffery)
4. “These Few Months”
5. “Growing Backwards”

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