Saturday 25 July 2015

The Front Bottoms

Meow, so today's post is going to be about a band that are close to my heart. There are a group of bands that are close to my heart. It's going to be about a band called The Front Bottoms and I hope that you enjoy it.

So The Front Bottoms are an indie rock band from New Jersey. The band formed and became active in 2007 where it was just a duo but then in 2010 it became a four piece band. In 2007, two friends from college formed a band started playing under the name The Front Bottoms where they managed to record 12 songs so they had a set list which they could perform at local venues around New Jersey At this point TFB released their first album I Hate My Friends which slowly led to them creating more EP's and another album which was called My Grandma vs Pneumonia.

In 2010, a band member out of the trio which consisted of two brothers and a friend decided to leave the band to focus on his education which slowly led to a new band member who slowly left in 2012 due to touring being too much for him which led to two new band members joining TFB. The current line up of members include Brian Sella who has been with the band since 2007 (Vocals & Guitars), Matthew Uychich who has also been with the band since 2007 (Drums, Bullhorn, Megaphone), Tom Warren who has been in the band since 2012 (Bass & Backing Vocals) and Ciaran O'Donnell who along with Tom has been with the band since 2012 (Guitar, Trumpet & Keys).

In 2014, the band decided to bring out an EP called Rose as the idea behind this was to create a grandma series of EP's as one of the band members grandmas. The next one would probably be called Anne to go along with this idea. Rose includes songs that members of the public ask for at shows or songs that the band just can't let go of for several reasons.

The Front Bottoms have a lot going on within this year. They released a co EP with rapper GDP which consisted two songs from TFB and two from GDP. The songs from TFB are amazing and if you haven't listened to them then go and listen to the EP entitled Liberty & Prosperity. They had also signed up to the record label Fueled By Ramen as they are also with Bar/None Records.

TFB have several influences including the pop, punk and rock genres which you can tell if you listen to any of their music which are also paired with witty lyrics which give a quick but a surreal view of the world around them which slightly make more and more people within the general public relate to the music.

So I hope that you've enjoyed this post. I hope that you have found it interesting and different and I shall see you next time for another blog post

Go and check out their stuff on YouTube here:

Jamie x

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