This Early Failure
Profile:In year 8, Steve, Bud and Bowman were playing in a band together. That band consisted of three guitarists and three bassists, one of whom believed he could lay drums and one believed he could sing. How very wrong they were.
However, Steve and Bud continued playing and writing songs and were again joined by Bowman about a year later playing at a school gig. We played "One More Thing" and a Green Day cover (it was horrible.) It became clear the trio got on well but would require a drummer if ever they were to get further.
In September 2005, Mark Symns brought himself a drum kit, learnt to play drums and found a place for the band to practise. After several name changes and songs that were no good being ditched, they emerged as This Early Failure. Having found their own pop-punk meets emo sounds and being influenced by bands such as Fall Out Boy, Amber Pacific and New Found Glory, This Early Failure played their first gig in their home town.
The EP is finished. add firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall see what we can do about sending you one. more material and gigs are currently being lined up.
Pete from Hysteria magazine wrote this review of our ep: "This Early Failure's ''Your Best Mistake'' EP is a very likeable and fun experience. Riding on the waves of the Pop-Punk scene the whole album is filled with catchy guitar riffs, cheeky and excitable vocal hooks and intricate-yet-delicate melodies.
'One More Thing (For Christmas)' kicks off a little anti-climactically with a twiddly guitar riff and a bit of symbol smashing before upping the distortion a little and fully kicking in.
Second track 'A Winter Romance' stands out amongst the four, with a great vocal hook in the chorus and a more upbeat tempo; rich with power-chords and filled to the brim with distortion.
'November Night Scene' shows a whole different side to the music; listlessly loitering behind a soft acoustic guitar and a patiently crafted drum line. Gentle bass notes pass across the speakers and the vocal delivery is worked perfectly. 'NNS' is quite possibly the best song on the CD and reminds of the stark musicianship that is really needed to make a great ballad.
'Your Best Mistake' picks up the pace again and follows on well from 'A Winter Romance;' more great hooks and a wide vocal range which suits the song perfectly. Quirky and full of life; the perfect end to a terrific CD.
Overall, the whole album is written in a classic sort of way, following most of the post pop-punk rules closely whilst still keeping a slight heir of creative flair under the belt. Even if you do know what is coming next on the CD, it shouldn't be overshadowed by the fact that it is wrought with fun, catchy, sing-a-long melodies and lively vocal hooks."
Sounds Like:Our influences, with a little of our own twist.
Influences:Fall Out Boy
The Starting Line
Taking Back Sunday
Hit The Lights
New Found Glory
The Mascara Story