The First return with brand new single “Take It Back”, a high energy hard rocking anthem with massive hooks and grooves aplenty, and are set to explode back on the scene with their refreshingly powerful sound once again. click here to check out the teaser!
The Cambridgeshire melodic rockers have spent this year hard at work writing their follow up to the phenomenal 2010 debut album, ‘Swimming With Sharks’, and will be showcasing their new material at a one off show Upstairs at The Garage on the 14 August.
Guitarist Tim Crane comments: “We’ve really stepped up our game in terms of song writing. The lyrics are deeper, the riffs are punchier and we’ve added whole new dimension to our songs with four of us now pitching in on vocals.” Although the song writing has matured, the band’s sound has not softened in anyway. In fact, it’s got heavier. Tim continues: “Our fans can expect a much heavier next album from us. We’ve seen too many bands go for a softer approach recently, which is great if it works for them, but with the energy and intensity we bring to our live shows we want to deliver a blinder of an album which will capture that atmosphere on record.”
‘Swimming With Sharks’ was met with huge critical acclaim gaining the band strong support from the likes of Rock Sound, Ourzone and Big Cheese, with the latter stating that the band are “gearing up to take pole position on the pop rock scene”. Coupled with music videos regularly making the Scuzz charts and Kerrang TVplaylists, an electrifying buzz surrounded The First by the end of last year. Having also made fans of their peers, ‘Swimming With Sharks’ features guest appearances fromDeaf Havana’s James Veck-Gilodi and While She Sleeps’ Lawrence Taylor and Mat Welsh.
The First have toured tirelessly since 2010 with the likes of Deaf Havana, Mallory Knox and Lower Than Atlantis, and appeared at last year’s Hevy festival, earning their rep for a hugely energetic live show along the way. Upon completion of their sophomore record, the band plan to hit the road with full force later this year.
“Take It Back” will be releasing via Another. on 13 August 2013.
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