3 Feet Smaller

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3 Feet Smaller
3 Feet Smaller at the Prater.JPG
3 Feet Smaller performing at the Wurstelprater
Background information
Origin Vienna, Austria
Genres Punk
Years active Since 2000
Labels Universal Austria
Members Marcus Smaller
Roberto Franko
The General
Past members El Howdy
Dipmaster
Schorsch Zwiebelmayer

3 Feet Smaller is an Austrian punk-rock band, formed in 2000. [1] Their first big concert was at the 2 Days A Week festival in Wiesen in 2001.

The first single of their debut album was in the Austrian alternative charts for many weeks. [2] Their 2nd single topped the charts in East Switzerland.

Over the years they have played many concerts in Austria and other European countries. [3] They also played as support for other bands like The Offspring and Die Ärzte. They released five albums, a Christmas CD, and an EP.

After the end of "3 Feet Smaller'", three former members of the band later reformed under the title "Lian" and released a self-titled new album in June 2016. [4] Lead vocalist Marcus Smaller has pursued a solo career with two albums.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2001: Damn, We Need A Title For This Record
  • 2002: Insert Album Title Here: .....
  • 2004: 3rd Strike [6]
  • 2009: December 32
  • 2011: 3 Feet Smaller [7] [8]

EP[edit]

  • 2002: One Night Stand EP

Other[edit]

  • 2000: A Very Special Christmas Day (Christmas-CD)
  • 2001: What About You, Me And A Horse (Online-Mini-Album)
  • 2005: Five Years Of Bowling Punk (Live DVD)

The band also appeared on the soundtrack of the movie In 3 Tagen bist du tot and the ski game Freakout Extreme Freeride.

Members[edit]

Current lineup[edit]

  • Marcus Smaller – lead vocals, guitar (2000–present)
  • Roberto Franko – drums (2000–present)
  • The General – bass (2008–present), bass / guitar (2004–2006)

Former members[edit]

  • El Howdy– bass (2005–2008)
  • Dipmaster - guitar (2000–2005)
  • Schorsch Zwiebelmayer– bass (2000–2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3 Feet Smaller - Biography & History - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  2. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie 3 Feet Smaller - austriancharts.at". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  3. ^ "3 Feet Smaller Concert Setlists". setlist.fm. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  4. ^ "Lian : "Die Leute sollen wieder mehr auf Konzerte gehen!"". Wienerin.at. Retrieved 2016-07-26.  (German)
  5. ^ "MARCUS SMALLER – „I, Marcus Smaller" - mica - music austria" (in German). 2016-07-13. Retrieved 2016-07-26. 
  6. ^ "3 Feet Smaller - 3rd Strike". CDstarts.de. Retrieved 2016-07-26.  (German)
  7. ^ Kamper, Dom. "3 FEET SMALLER - 3 Feet Smaller - Review bei Stormbringer". www.stormbringer.at. Retrieved 2016-07-26.  (German)
  8. ^ "3 Feet Smaller: 3FS (Review/Kritik) - Album-Rezension (Pop Punk / Alternative)". www.musikreviews.de. Retrieved 2016-07-26.  (German)

English translation of reference[edit]

External links[edit]

Interview from Diepresse.com (German)