Attack! Attack!

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This article is about the Welsh band. For the American band, see Attack Attack!.
Attack! Attack!
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Background information
Origin Caerphilly, Wales
Genres Alternative rock,[1] power pop, pop punk, emo pop, grunge[2][3][4]
Years active 2006-2013
Labels Rock Ridge, Hassle
Associated acts Adequate Seven, Pete's Sake, Dopamine, Midasuno
Members Neil Starr
Ryan Day
Will Davies
Mike Griffiths

Attack! Attack! were a Welsh rock band from Caerphilly and Aberdare, formed in 2006. They released their eponymous debut album in 2008, with a second album The Latest Fashion released on 27 September 2010 through Hassle Records. Their third album, Long Road To Nowhere, was announced for a 1 April 2013 release, and this was later confirmed to be their final release. The band played a farewell April/May headliner in 2013 and then split.

Biography[edit]

They have toured across the UK with other British bands such as The Blackout, Funeral for a Friend, Lostprophets, Kids in Glass Houses and also American bands like New Found Glory and Zebrahead.[1] Neil Starr came from Dopamine to form Attack! Attack! with Ryan Day. Will Davies came from the band Adequate Seven. Ryan Day and Mike Griffiths also played together in Pete's Sake.

The band finished a co-headlining UK tour with Tonight Is Goodbye during February 2009, with the two bands exchanging the headlining and main support positions every night. They played at the Hevy Music Festival on 1 August 2009 and at Butserfest on 12 September 2009. Their song "You and Me" is featured in the video game Guitar Hero 5.[1] The band played their first headline tour with support acts Not Advised, Gap Year Riot and Impulse 11.

In 2012, Ryan Day left Attack! Attack! to form a side project with former members of The Next Nine Years, also from South Wales.

On 22 March, 2013, the band announced their decision to split after months of deliberating, stating that they will continue to finish their tour, but, for personal reasons, this will be without Ryan Day and Mike Griffiths.[5]

Neil and Will have gone on to form the band States and Empires with drummer Johno Fisher from the band Evita. The new band will be touring with Zebrahead in October 2013 across Europe before going into the studio to record their debut album.

Members[edit]

Current
Former

Tours[edit]

  • 2010 Tours: Attack! Attack! the Rock Show (Featuring Not Advised, Gap Year Riot & Impulse 11)
  • 2010 Tours: Attack! Attack! The Latest Fashion Tour (Featuring Freeze the Atlantic, Straight Lines & That Sunday Feeling)
  • 2011 Tours: Attack! Attack! The Latest Fashion Tour (Featuring 7 Day Weekend)

Discography[edit]

Albums
EPs
  • Not Afraid (2010)
Singles
  • 2008: You and Me
  • 2008: This Is a Test - 7" vinyl, CD
  • 2008: Too Bad Son - 7" vinyl
  • 2009: Not Afraid - 7" vinyl, CD (Promo On Tour)
  • 2010: We're Not the Enemy
  • 2011: Blood on My Hands
  • 2011: No Excuses
  • 2013: Cut To The Chase

Videography[edit]

  • 2008: The band made a promotional music video for "Too Bad Son", a song from their debut full-length album, Attack! Attack!. This video was never released to the public, and only available online. The video features the band members' self recordings while on tour. It is available on Attack! Attack!'s YouTube.
  • 2008: The band played at Reading Festival on the BBC Introducing stage. They performed two songs; "Say It to Me", and "This Is a Test". Both songs were recorded and are featured on the band's official MySpace profile page.
  • 2009: You and Me, Features the band playing it TVs then coming to life.
  • 2010: The band released a video for their 2009 single "Not Afraid". Not Afraid has a storyline to it, a kid is getting bullied, and with confidence and support. Attack! Attack! release the power to the kid, who fights off the bullies and scares them away. This video was filmed at Fisher More High School in Colne, Lancashire.
  • 2010: ("We're Not the Enemy") 2nd single from the Latest Fashion, it has the band playing. With televisions as their heads.
  • 2011: ("Blood on My Hands") Set in an unknown location shows clips of Neil (the lead singer) singing in a hippy van with a performance near some water, which Neil in standing knee deep in while the band perform on rocks above Neil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sara Bain (10 February 2012). "Venue under double Attack!". Dumfries and Galloway Standard. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Chris True. "Attack! Attack! - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 2 August 2012. "A Cardiff, Wales band brought together by a strong love of punk, grunge, and new wave, Attack! Attack! first started blowing audiences away in 2007." 
  3. ^ William Ruhlmann. "Attack! Attack! - Attack! Attack! : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Jason Lymangrover. "Attack! Attack! - The Latest Fashion : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2013/03/22/attack-attack-uk-announce-break-up-plans/

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