“Russian Roulette” by Further North is a captivating track that showcases the band’s ability to create infectious hooks and memorable melodies. The song’s energetic and powerful sound is reminiscent of early aughts pop-punk bands, making it a nostalgic yet refreshing listening experience.
Further North was formed when guitarist Chris Jacobs joined vocalist Steve Stanley’s acoustic project, realizing that their songwriting led to a sound ready for a new band. The band’s name is inspired by a song from ’90s emo band Jets to Brazil, which the band members interpret as pushing forward, even when life gets tough. The group consists of Steve Stanley (bass, lead vocals), John-Marc Stanley (guitar, vocals), Chris Jacobs (guitar), Chris “Timmy” Compton (keys), and Joe Westbrook (drums).
In 2018, Further North released an EP titled “Under the Clouds,” which showcased their ability to create a mix of emotions while still making the listener feel good. “Russian Roulette” is another testament to the band’s talent in crafting songs that capture the essence of fun energy and emotional depth.
“Russian Roulette” is a must-listen for fans of pop-punk and emo music, as it demonstrates Further North’s potential to become a prominent force in the genre. With their catchy hooks, engaging melodies, and heartfelt lyrics, this band is definitely one to watch.