Street punk from Boston might be an accurate description, but a tragic understatement of the musical prowess of this veteran ensemble. Since FAR FROM FINISHED`s inception, countless touring miles logged behind the wheel, performing on stages across the world and back again, combined with the well rounded ear of seasoned songwriters, FAR FROM FINISHED is so much more than punk. Releasing their most ambitious effort to date, the tounge - in - cheekishly titled, FORGETTABLE, showcases FAR FROM FINISHED’s ability to harness a real sense of melody, meshed with an undeniably explosive delivery that has made the band a true to form diamond in the rough.
Fans of FAR FROM FINISHED will be familiar with the band’s tendency to change styles from record to record. Their first effort, Nuthin’ But Class was their attempt at an old school Oi! Record, East Side of Nowhere being a standard Boston punk record, and then the most recent transition to a poppier, but still aggressive sound on Living in the Fallout.
FORGETTABLE furthers that poppy progression tenfold, to something that could be considered lacking in energy in comparison to previous efforts. It could even be considered radio friendly, as vocalist Steve Neary’s voice has evolved with the band. He’s gone from “a bear,” as he refers to himself on Nuthin’ But Class, to a very clean, straightforward style that was polished up a ton in the studio. Along with cleaning up his vocal delivery, he’s cleaned up his lyrics.