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elude / Press

“Elude is one of those bands who catches you completely off guard, and I mean that in a great way. I’m instantly drawn to this album because of one main reason, it sounds like the punk music I grew up with during my youth. Admit EP would fit absolutely perfectly in my playlist that weaves between early Blink 182, Sum 41, and even The Ataris. So many nostalgic thoughts flood my mind when jamming to the Admit EP by Elude. The opening song “16 Days” captivates everything that is Elude. Their sound is raw, melodic, and overall serenading to your ear drums. The chorus’s alone flow so well that it’s impossible not to get into the groove of the album. “16 Days” is the perfect song to draw you in and keep your curiosity so high that you will want to listen to remaining 4 songs. It’s fast and its aggressive, everything an opening track should be.”

“Since their explosive start, brothers Kevin and Ryan Atkins have come out swinging. Armed as only a duo playing bass and guitar, both members play a bit of drums–enough to get them by until they can get a full time drummer. Their vocals mingle perfectly, mixing with their upbeat sound in a delightful fashion that makes for the perfect punk rock band. With the vocal styling’s that sound similar to that of Blink-182′s Tom Delonge, Elude is quickly on the rise and one of the best new punk rock bands that have formed. Sticking true to their punk rock sound, there is nothing tainting the band that others quickly fall through.”

“Elude is a two-piece pop punk band (consisting of two brothers, Kevin and Ryan Atkins). Their work we’ll be reviewing today, Admit EP, is an excellent example of the good things in pop punk music. I had no expectations of what this would be like, but these two siblings have thoroughly impressed me. I’d definitely recommend checking this EP out.”

“Hoping to make a mark on the music scene, members of the newly formed local band Elude, which band members describe as on the “poppy side of pop-punk,” have put all of their time and effort into their first EP. “We just want to get as big as we can,” bassist Ryan Atkins said. The band from the Issaquah area is not off to a bad start. They’ve played shows at local teen centers and hope to play shows in Seattle once the EP is released.”