Detention: fun punk and personal lyrics
I write this article on the same day that Tickets for Fun opens sales for Paramore’s tour in Brazil in 2023. The astonishment: tickets sold out in very few hours, which means that, in this post-pandemic era, what the public is looking for at a rock concert is the simplest form of fun, something that not only have Paramore always delivered very well, but that upstart bands like Detention are looking to do with success at this point.
Formed by 4 young people from the city of Akron, Ohio, Detention has a very clear proposal to make an energetic and enthusiastic pop-punk-rock, in fact, some kind of “youth punk” that is very close to what bands like Paramore and solo artists like Avril Lavigne have been doing for such a long time. At least that’s what the suggestive single “Faded, not Jaded” presents, a true anthem against boredom, anxiety, the first disappointments of youth and the hope that everything will work out in the end.
But Detention’s main highlight is not its accurate and fast-paced instruments, but the charismatic singer with “Brazilian” hair, Elliott Carter, who at the same time manages to keep up with the frenetic rhythm of the songs, prints some sort of melancholy that makes her one of the most interesting vocalists showbizz has produced in a long time. You can be sure that you will love being detained next to these 4 genius figures.
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The band crushed the main stage at the local PorchRokr in Highland Square with an estimated 2,000+ fans crowd surfing and singing the lyrics (pictured above). Detention just wrapped three of Elevation Group’s “Wonder” festivals in Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Columbus among headliners Duran Duran, Lorde, and the Lumineers. Their latest single ‘Good + Ready’ was a top played track on Faction Punk on Sirius XM, which follows-up heavy rotation of ’56 Minutes’. They are finalists for the “Best Punk Band” by the Cleveland Music Awards and headlined their 3rd DEVO “Devotional” with band members Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale at the Beachland Ballroom.