A.F. (band)

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A.F.
Also known as Allpot Futsch
Origin Valais, Switzerland
Genres punk rock, melodic punk
Years active 1992 (1992)–present
Website www.af-punkrock.ch
Members

Daniel Bumann (vocals/guitar)
Thomas Lochmatter (drums)
Daniel Schmid (vocals/bass)

Ulysse Tscherrig (vocals/guitar)

A.F. is a punk rock band located in the canton Valais / Switzerland.

Biography[edit]

The band was founded in 1992 and was first called Allpot Futsch. There have been no changes to the lineup. In the beginning, A.F. was only known in the local region of Naters and the Oberwallis (German for: upper part of the canton Valais). The first edition (500 copies) of their debut album Now you have the salad was soon sold out and a second release had to be pressed.

Four years later on February 3, 2001, A.F. published their second studio album named till the end. In July 2003, the third studio album parcel from hibernation was finished. A.F. - Songs on Snowboarmovies with several 10,000 copies, as well as parts on different national and international samplers increased the band's publicity.

The band made the biggest step forward in 2005. A.F. had the exceptional chance (for a European Band) to have their new album not alone be produced, recorded and mixed by Ryan Greene (producer of NOFX, Lagwagon, No Use for a Name ...) at the "Crush Recording" studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Brad Vance at the Red Mastering Studio in Hollywood took care about the sound mastering.

At the same time, the name of the band was changed from Allpot Futsch to A.F., and the band started the cooperation with the Swiss punk rock label "Leech*Redda", one of the biggest punk rock labels in Switzerland.

The latest album Not Alone was released on January 1, 2006, containing eleven melodic punk songs.

In the meantime, A.F. played a series of concerts in Switzerland and neighboring countries, including gigs at festivals like Gampel and Greenfield or club gigs at the Remise, Volkshaus, Gaskessel and many more all over Switzerland.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1998 – Now you have the salad
  • 2001 – till the end
  • 2003 – parcel from hibernation (Fasttone Records)
  • 2006 – not alone (808records)
  • 2009 - you never know until you go
  • 2012 - 20
  • 2013 - A. F. Songbook

EPs[edit]

  • 2002 – dreams come true
  • 2004 – the difference between me
  • 2004 – absurd game
  • 2007/08 – Lüüsbüebu
  • 2009 – forbidden dance
  • 2009 – too short
  • 2011 – Moshpit

See also[edit]

  • Ryan Greene – producer of the latest (2006) studio album "not alone" A.F.

External links[edit]