Jule Vera – Friendly Enemies (Pure Noise Records)

Genre: Pop Rock

Jule Vera have just signed with Pure Noise records, the home of Senses Fail, Gnarwolves and The Story So Far – so it comes as a surprise to hear an EP that is essentially acoustic pop/punk.

Friendly Enemies is full of clever songwriting and semi-infectious melodies, but despite that there isn’t really a focal point or anything that properly hits home.

It feels like an EP that has a lot of promise and it certainly threatens to explode into life, but rarely does.

Light The Night, Chemical Machine and One Little String sound like acoustic tracks that could be taken off an All Time Low album, and the one real song that has any punch or attitude is You Can’t Mess It Up, the final track.

Jule Vera seem a bit like a band still trying to find themselves.

This isn’t a bad record, not by a long shot, but it’s frustrating because it leaves you waiting for the moment they really explode into life – only for that moment to never arrive. Russell Hughes

RUSHONROCK RATED: 6/10 Too Friendly