Brittle but never shattered, biting without breaking the skin, some bands drive a hard bargain with their listeners. Settle in, quiet down and remember why music is worth loving.
A working band, FTH began by handing out self made demos at shows for free and have been ardently touring since their inception in 2006. Their early practices displayed a like-minded love of different musical styles and a healthy obsession with doing whatever it takes to indelibly etch themselves into that world. Exhibiting an earnest dedication so lacking in most of their peers, this young band's refusal to shy away from things such as financing their own EP only reinforce the image of a band following their creative vision, whatever the cost.
Harkening back to emotional rock's pioneers, FTH toys with danceable indie beats rooted in emotionally expressive yet vulnerable songwriting. Combining catchy hooks, jazzy interludes and other-wordly vocals, this Milwaukee-based band exhibits a musical cohesiveness and maturity far beyond their years.
Starting their touring lives almost immediately, FTH logged close to 20,000 miles in their first year while sharing the stage with such acts as Wax On Radio (Downtown Records), The Dear Hunter (Eastwest Records), Dr. Manhattan (Vagrant Records), Damiera (Equal Vision Records), and Smoking Popes (Capitol/Victory Records). Their influences range from Fugazi to Circa Survive, Ryan Adams to Sonic Youth and that diversity shows when standing them up against their sound-alike peers.
Anyone can play rock music, and these days almost everyone tries, but From The Headline's sincere delivery of their songs combined with their unique personality and willingness to sacrifice life and limb for their craft creates a place for their listeners to settle in, quiet down and become immersed.
Written by Heather Hladish
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