Stand Atlantic
Pink Elephant

Label: Hopeless Records
Three similar bands: New Found Glory/Neck Deep/State Champs

Rating: HHHHHHH (5/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm
1. Like That
2. Shh!
3. Blurry
4. Jurassic Park
5. Eviligo
6. Wavelength
7. Drink To Drown
9. Silk & Satin
10. Soap
11. Hate Me (Sometimes)


Bonnie Fraser – vocals and rhythm guitar
David Potter – lead guitar
Jonno Panichi – drums
Miki Rich – bass

Skinny Dipping (2018)



Released 2020-08-07
Reviewed 2020-08-31

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Some years ago they were skinny dipping in their jeans and now they are invaded by Pink Elephants, at least the Aussie band knows how to set fresh titles for their albums. Pink Elephant is their second album, the last was praised by the only relevant source for reviews that is us. So, naturally we had some hopes for this one and I don’t think the band disappoints, rather the opposite. Great pink cover and great music from Bonnie and her band.

Pop-punk with great emotional vocals, good energy and life, upbeat and positive I think – at least it has a positive effect on the one who listens. Those of you who heard the debut will find this familiar but with some fresh things like a more dynamic and varied album as well as a more interesting and better production. The playing time is as sensible as the debut where the eleven tracks mostly stay around the three-minute mark, the longest track is the ending one that is three minutes and forty-five seconds. It is a step forwards in terms of the production and the song-writing.

There is nothing else to say about this album other that concluding that it is great. I think you have to be a heartless ass if you dislike this album, or even can find anything that is really negative – I don’t find anything particularly wrong about this album. I would claim that it is pretty close to our highest ratings that less than ten percent of the reviewed albums reach and that it is a candidate for the top ten list of 2020. It is great stuff, Blurry and Jurassic Park are tracks that are close to magical, this album gives us some really great stuff.

Pink Elephant firmly establishes Stand Atlantic as one of the finest in their genre and also as a dependent quality band that has the ability to deliver the great stuff. I rarely return to albums I have reviewed, I think I keep listening to less than one percent of the albums I receive and less than ten of the ones I actually review – this is one of those few that will keep being played after I have written about it. Perhaps I might even buy the album, but that is a question for later, I can now conclude that Stand Atlantic doesn’t disappoint and that they have improved an what was already great. I am already looking forward to their next release, this is a very enjoyable album.