– Pop-punk lives// –

In a state of punk decorum and expertise, Kenny Hoopla is the adventurist into the grandeurs of alternative rock, new-wave and …


With the figurehead of pop-punk, Travis Barker behind the sticks, Hoopla became first known to us with his first debut EP, how will i rest in peace if I’m buried by a highway?// in 2020. With plastic door and sore loser, it was a more misanthropic, personal exploration of Hoopla’s ideas of lyricism and sorrowful tones, in terms of musicality.

how I rest in peace if I’m buried on the highway?//

For 2021 – with Barker no doubt barking orders for it to feature more angst and energy – SURVIVORS GUILT: THE MIXTAPE//, features a stronger competency to writing catchy and anthemic punk powerhouses that certainly has speckles of fellow punk counterparts of nothing.nowhere. and Blink-182 in the 8-track EP listing.


Featuring the song that pushed Kenny into this genre in the first place, estella//, aswell as hollywood sucks// and my personal favourite, smoke break//, it is an exciting turn of events for this new-wave 23-year-old Ohio-born singer and rapper.

Worth a listen for any avid punk fans and for anyone who wants to let loose For this week, worthy under Artist Spotlight.

4 responses to “Artist Spotlight: Kenny Hoopla”

  1. Crandew avatar

    They sound like a cross between Blink-182 and Cold. Very cool, great review and finds!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. manvmusic avatar

      Yeah he really does! Always trust Barker to put his name because music that POPS. Nice seeing you again, dude!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. EclecticMusicLover avatar

    Kenny Hoopla is one of the most exciting new artists to emerge in the past year.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. manvmusic avatar

      Yeah, he really is. Fantastic stuff from him, honestly. It seems that everything Barker touches, it’s magic.

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