- Shedding Light No, This is Patrick! 3:48
No, This Is Patrick! is a “heavy pop punk” band based out of Nashville TN.
Originally formed in 2015 by guitarists Sean Naples and Matt Issacs, the lineup didn’t take its true shape until 2018. With a few line up changes the core members have now found their true brothers in arms with Vocalist Andrew Dorn, Bassist Ben McAnelly and Drummer Truman House.
Their self-titled debut album was a very pop punk/easycore jamfest, but it was primarily based on things that Sean and Matt had written during those unstable first years, so they knew they wanted to expand with the new solid lineup of insanely talented musicians. The band set about writing a second album, and were promptly stopped in their tracks by the pandemic.
Over the past 2+ years they have been doing everything in their power to put this record together in whatever ways are possible.
Now it’s finally ready to start being revealed to the world and it is something very special.
Primarily a pop punk band, NTIP don’t sound like anyone else in their genre. This record especially utilises sounds and influences across many different genres.
These first two singles, “Good Times” and “Shedding Light” are great examples of the diversity of the record.
The album is about the many facets of life, finding the strength to carry on in dark times, especially ones with no end in sight, and the music reflects these themes. With expressions of anger, frustration, and despair NTIP always realigns with hope and determination.
With the songs representing so much about the five of them, No, This is Patrick! connect with their fans on a deep level. Communicating honestly through their music about their struggles, their worries and the things that they care about.
‘Shedding Light’ shows how diverse NTIP are as a band. Although still incorporating their Pop-Punk aspects that are so critical to their sound, this shows a much heavier side to them, opening up their appeal to a much wider audience.
‘Shedding Light is about people’, says guitarist Matt, ‘Whether in positions of power or not, who abuse others or make others feel weaker when in fact they are the weak ones hiding behind a thin facade that genuinely fulfilled people see right through’
Throughout their career so far the band has gained a name for themselves as one of the most exciting live bands of their generation and have opened for A Wilheim Scream and Carousel Kings, as well as being asked to perform at a tribute to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and its hugely influential soundtrack.
SOURCE: Official Bio