As 2018 draws to a close, the time comes to reflect on the last twelve months, and one band who have crushed the last year are Stand Atlantic. Through a relentless touring schedule, featuring support slots for bands dominating the pop-punk scene like Neck Deep and State Champs as well as a handful of festival appearances, and the release of a fantastic debut album, they’ve absolutely put themselves on the map. And this is why they’re so deserving of all the recognition that 2019 is sure to shower on them.

Last month the Australian three-piece enjoyed the rave reviews that Skinny Dipping received — a record that gave us absolutely everything we’d hoped for. Following 2017’s Sidewinder, Stand Atlantic wowed old fans and gained a whole cohort of new ones, and with the announcement of their first headline tours for next year this is a group that’s only set to grow.

Frontwoman Bonnie Fraser’s delightfully honest and stingingly relatable lyrics are certain to be shouted back at her night after night next year, and we’re beyond excited. So if you’re stuck on any Christmas presents this year, get someone (or everyone) a copy of Skinny Dipping, because Stand Atlantic are well on the way to becoming a pop-punk household name.