IIn the world of revivals, a product of what author Simon Reynolds called “retromania,” some things stick and others don't. For example, the Naughties' post-punk revival lasted significantly longer than the original post-punk era. And a resurgence began a few years ago, thanks in part to the huge success of Olivia Rodrigo, whose hit songs are based on the speedy, melodic, raw sound of 25 years ago, and will return with a bang in 2024. . This not only means that the influence of the genre still resonates decades later, but that those who continued to play the genre are once again benefiting from it.
This week alone brings new releases from Green Day, who sparked pop-punk's first wave of commercial success in the '90s, and Wrexham's Neck Deep, perhaps the most successful pop-punk band on this side of the Atlantic. Both also have big concerts coming up, with Neck Deep headlining Alexandra Palace in March and Green Day seemingly more popular than ever before playing Wembley in June. The concert at the stadium was sold out. Reuniting the original lineup, Blink-182 filled arenas around the world last year, and the genre now has its own dedicated festival in Las Vegas with a capacity of 85,000 people and the memorable title When We Were Young. I did.
Why is a genre that hasn't changed in many ways for decades now gaining traction? Part of it is the cyclical nature of the music, says Neck Deep singer Ben Barlow. To tell. “The generation that grew up during the big boom” [of the Nineties and Noughties] I am now an adult who pays taxes. They grow up and remember the music they grew up with. '' Barlow reminded them of the success of Rodrigo, Willow Smith, and other similar artists, especially those who came out through hip-hop. pop punk.