“On Spring Forever, we went into the studio and did exactly what we wanted” recalls Columbus’ singer/guitarist Alex Moses of their debut. “But after touring that record and it coming time to do a new one, we realised that the music we wanted to play was distinctly different. We didn’t want to be a pop punk band anymore and didn’t even want to be a punk band anymore! We wanted people to know us as a rock band”.
‘A Hot Take on Heartbreak‘ will certainly leave listeners in no doubt about that. Or that this change has harnessed excellent, if surprising, results.