Billy and the Lost Boys Breaking Down The Barriers That Break Down Your Music

In a short span of time, Billy and the Lost Boys have established a sturdy comprehension of how to craft sophisticated pop punk. The group’s sophomore album provides a strong step forward from the group’s debut, Strong Like Prawn. Breaking Down The Barriers That Break Down Your Music also shows the band’s ability to step outside of the confines of genre. The title track alternates between gentle, piano-supported whispers and voluminous melancholy. "Soundtrack for War” presents a subdued sentiment reminiscent of some of Mary Lou Lord’s work. The songs on their second disc consistently show Billy and the Lost Boys’ notable development since their inception. (Independent)