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Revive Your Playlist: Must-Listen Pop Punk Acts of May 2024

Unseen Plays | Music Blog

Written by Tori AKA Rebel

May 17, 2024

Get ready to ignite your music collection with our top picks for pop punk bands and artists this May. We’ve curated a lineup bursting with talent, and while we’re not playing favorites, we guarantee you’ll love every addition. These rising stars are redefining the pop punk scene, and we’re thrilled to introduce you to their electrifying tracks. Join us on this musical journey as we celebrate the heartbeat of pop punk. Stay tuned for our monthly editions, starting today!

A quick list to start, in case you just wanna get straight to the music.

  1. Games We Play – 
  2. Alex Melton – 
  3. Against the Current – 
  4. Meet me @ the Altar – 
  6. Action/Adventure – 
  7. We Demand Parachutes – 
  8. Cheap Bouquet – 
  9. Ancira – 
  10. BRAG – 
  11. Hideaway – 
  12. Always Grounded – 

Games We Play

This pop-punk powerhouse has been on the radar since 2018, but it was the release of “Life’s Going Great” that marked a monumental leap in their journey. Witness the growth and groove of this artist—we’re huge fans and had to share their magic with you!

Alex Melton

Starting with a slew of solo acts, here’s another gem to add to your playlist. With roots since 2019, Alex Melton’s rendition of Coldplay’s “Fix You” is a soul-stirring blend of emotions and pop-punk vibes. We hope to hear more original tracks in the pipeline!

Against the Current

Despite their massive Spotify presence, Against the Current deserves a spot on our list for their powerhouse female vocals and irresistible pop-punk anthems. This band is a force to be reckoned with!

Meet me @ the altar

What’s in a name? Apparently, a whole lot of creativity and killer pop-punk tunes! Dive into the alternative soundscape of Meet Me @ the Altar—they’re anything but boxed in nostalgia. Go ahead, give ’em a spin!


With a dash of Machine Gun Kelly’s aesthetic and a truckload of infectious melodies, NOAHFINNCE is a breath of fresh air in the pop-punk realm. Get ready to groove to his electrifying beats and edgy style!


Hailing from Chicago, this band is a non-negotiable addition to your playlist. Their latest banger, “Real Juicer Hours,” serves up a hefty dose of pop-punk energy. Psst, they’re also hitting the road—check out their socials for the scoop!

We Demand Parachutes

Another quirky band name? Count us in! Since 2019, they’ve been churning out pop-punk gems, with their latest single “Sweet XTC” delivering those classic punchy drums and guitar riffs we crave.

Cheap Bouquet 

It’s time to show some love to these Minneapolis natives. Their latest track, “Sorry for Your Loss,” channels the raw emotion and storytelling of early pop-punk/emo hits. Trust us, it’s a must-listen!


Drew Stone’s musical project from South Carolina is making waves with “Elation Atrophy.” With infectious guitar melodies and a punchy vibe, Ancira is definitely an artist to watch.


We couldn’t resist revisiting BRAG’s infectious tune “Way Out.” If you’re a fan of New Found Glory, this one’s right up your alley. Check out our detailed music review for the full scoop!


Hailing from Canada, Hideaway delivers a sonic punch with “Letters.” It’s refreshing to see pop-punk talent emerging from all corners of the globe. Keep an eye (and ear) on this band—they’re destined for greatness!

Always Grounded 

Back for a second share, and for good reason! Their latest single “Wasted Youth” is a testament to their undeniable talent. Dive into our review for more insight into their captivating sound.

That’s the list for May! If you know of any pop-punk bands that should make it for our June share, please submit music here. We would love to hear new jams!