Backside Slappy
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Backside Slappy

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The best kept secret in music



This split EP from Southern Virginia pop-punkers Backside Slappy and Malfunction is actually a sample from each band's recently released EPs ("No More Sad Songs" for Backside Slappy and "Nothing Rhymes With Orange" for Malfunction). Backside Slappy sounds very much like Less than Jake without horns, giving them a
very radio-friendly pop-punk sound. Malfunction offers up a little bit more mature take on pop-punk than Backside Slappy, but is still pretty radio-friendly. All the songs by both bands definitely fit in the vein of pop-punk that is very popular right now, and I can
see either band striking the fancy of many a KSCU
- Knit



With This Blade, LP- June 24, 2004
No More Sad Songs, EP- March 2002


Feeling a bit camera shy


High-energy, melodic punk rock at its best, Backside Slappy blends pop-punk and emo-core into sing-along anthems that are sure to get stuck in your head. Just imagine Green Day, Less Than Jake, and Weezer joining forces to kick the bejesus out of New Found Glory, The Get Up Kids and Dashboard ConfessionalÂ…what you would hear is Backside Slappy.

The story of Backside Slappy began in 2001 when three friends came together in Newport News, Virginia to write and perform music that was passionate, energetic, and just plain fun. Heavily influenced by their other love in life, skateboarding, the name Backside Slappy was chosen to personify the band because it was an old-school skate trick that was both aggressive and smooth at the same time. This duality of aggressiveness and smoothness would lead the band on their journey to find their distinct sound.

At first listen, it seems hard to believe that a band with only three members can rock so hard; but after seeing a Backside Slappy show, it is apparent that these three guys are the real deal and they mean business. Jason Bryant belts out the lead vocals with passion and energy while also handling the growling bottom end of the bass guitar; JoseÂ’ Ciceraro wails and screams on the guitar in such a way that would make Eddie Van Halen and Angus Young both shed a tear; and Allen Powell completes the trio by pounding furiously on the drums and providing the harmonies of the back-up vocals.