With dance, darkwave, electronica and punk at their core, Brian Fisher (vocals, keys), Joshua Broughton (guitar, vocals), Jonathan Davis (guitar), Chris Edmonds (bass) and Jason Curtis (drums) have fashioned something new. They´ve created what they only half-jokingly like to call “a rock band that’s mugged an electronica band and is digging through a stolen, dirty pair of pants for extra synth lines.”
They´ve been compared to The Faint; Prick; Nine Inch Nails; Does It Offend You, Yeah?; The Presets; and the Editors — and while the band certainly counts these bands among their influences, Attention System’s music packs a heavier punch while retaining all the danceable elements that make the electropunk genre so compelling.
In October of 2008 ATTENTION SYSTEM independently released a self-produced EP which earned the band generous local and regional radio airplay, plus a nationally televised commercial for the DIY Network. In April of 2010, they released their debut album Wait for My Signal on Surrounded by Light Records to critical and popular acclaim. In just under two years the band has gone from unknown local act to headlining packed weekend shows in Atlanta’s notorious underground rock and dance venues.
ATTENTION SYSTEM’s ultra-high-energy live shows have generated a city-wide buzz based on their unique guitar work, pounding rhythms, and their one-of-a-kind custom built and programed light rig. They were also awarded Readers’ Choice Award for Best New Music Act in The Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta (2009), played the main-stage at Dragon*Con (2010) as well as numerous slots opening for national touring acts and a die-hard local fan base.
They’ve spent the back half of 2010 throwing massive dance parties at home in Atlanta and relentlessly touring the southeast. They are currently busy writing their second album, which promises to be a dirty, danceable record full of the quirky guitars and blasting dance beats that critics and fans alike expect from this Atlanta stand-out.
Attention System´s energetic stage presence, flawless musicianship and blinding (albeit minimal) light show kept me on my toes…nearly everyone was compelled to dance.”
— Performer Magazine, 1/01/2010
“…ahead of the curve…tight sound and confident stage presence…literally take your breath away.”
—Atlanta Music Guide 3/28/2009
“… just the right amount of ‘make ya wanna dance’ … a dynamic and unique electro sound … insightful and passionate lyrics.They create a stunning experience.”
— BeAtlanta, 6/1/2009
“…a telling and anticipatory sample of what is to come…it’s fresh, unpretentious, and there’s talk of robots, all wins in my book.”
— Prick Magazine, 3/1/2009
“Their sound is fluid and marketable, familiar yet different, sinister yet playful.”
— Rock Fist Reviews, 5/20/2009
Edited by ATTNSYSTM on 11 Aug 2011, 17:23
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