UK alt-rockers WHERES BILLY release their début full-length, ‘Forcibly Fed’ was released on Monday (23rd July)
The accompanying video to lead-off single ‘Tears & Essays‘ has taken the video-world by storm, receiving a staggering FIVE THOUSAND views in it’s first official weekend!! The, rather gruesome, Sweeney Todd-themed video was inspired by the band’s experiences of ‘fake’ promoters within the UK live circuit.
Being a fusion of hardcore, punk and straight-ahead rock and roll, ‘Forcibly Fed’ builds on the success of last years EP (‘The Truth Hurts’), and showcases a band brimming with sparkling confidence.
The six track’s that make up ‘Forcibly Fed’ offer the undiluted emotion and melodic sensibilities of bands like Biffy Clyro and Funeral For A Friend, but with a twist of underlying menace. It was produced by Chris Coulter (Arcane Roots, Romans) at Spiral Studios, and is hugely hook-laden and dynamic, whilst always maintaining a metallic kick.
With the addition of Charlie Robinson on rhythm guitar (freeing up singer, Darren Robinson (no relation!), to concentrate on fronting the band), the Kent based quintet have worked hard to develop their sound. With a zeal and enthusiasm that is rare amongst new artists, they’ve not waited for success to come and find them, instead they’ve got off their arses and taken the fight direct to the frontlines. And the fight has paid off! In 2011 the band toured the USA TWICE, including headlining the Main Stage at Florida’s ROCKTOBERFEST, playing to over 10,000 people!!
They have also managed near sell out shows at London’s Astoria 2, The Islington Academy and indigO2 at the O2 Arena. Not to mention their numerous UK tours and further jaunts to Europe. How many up and coming bands can lay claim to that kind of impressive action?
“Perfectly crafted fusion of pop-punk and alternative rock” Total Rock Radio
“Every song brings storming riffs, heavy beats and lyrics that beg you to sing along and sing loud.” Room Thirteen
“a professional and dedicated band who tick all the boxes, they blew the roof off London Astoria 2″ FeedMe Music