PEACH KELLI POP: WHICH WITCH EP

April 18th, 2018 | Album reviews

PEACH KELLI POP
Which Witch EP
Mint

Over the last eight years, Allie Hanlon has been making some of the catchiest pop-punk rock and roll one might hope to hear under the name Peach Kelli Pop. The music she makes is sugary and bright, but simultaneously loaded with depth, honesty, and emotion in a way that is touching and rare. In the past, Peach Kelli Pop as a live entity was formed by an always rotating cast of incredible Southern California musicians. However, in recent years the lineup has been remarkably consistent, which offered Hanlon the opportunity to truly blossom as an artist instead of stressing over recruiting and teaching songs to new members. This growth was apparent on the band’s last full-length, Peach Kelli Pop III, as well as here on the new Which Witch 7”. While the band’s sweet, poppy roots shine through, the new EP sees Hanlon stepping into classic alternative rock territory while exploring fuller instrumentation and more polished production. All six tracks clock in around the one-minute mark, but the tunes are absolutely brimming with the glittering, colorful energy that we’ve come to expect. As Allie Hanlon continues to push her sound in interesting new directions, each recording seems more vibrant than the last.

—Simon Weedn

PEACH KELLI POP’S WHICH WITCH EP IS OUT SAT., APR. 21, ON MINT.