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"Review 1"

Mixing up a wicked combination of power pop, punk rock, infectious melodies, and sincere storytelling lyrics, Nice Guy Record's Bottom Line cook up the delicious and dangerously addictive debut disc IN AND OUT OF LUCK, which exemplifies what it means to be refreshingly different and effortlessly excellent. - Skratch Magazine


"Review 2"

…incredibly talented and tight-fast-slick punk power machine. Each song makes you want to scream of pleasure and played it louder and louder. This is not a cheesy emo-pop-punk band; this is the real deal. - Caustic Truths


"Review 3"

If a big name indie or major label doesn't pick these guys up, then someone is not doing their scouting correctly. These guys blow the hell out of Sum41, beat Good Charlotte down with spades…and I am sure they will find a home in the hearts of many of you. - AbsolutePunk.net


"Review 4"

On all 10 fun-packed songs, their energy level surpasses that of even the most ambitious Warped Tour bands, and the nonstop guitar squeals and sweet harmonies of the two lead singers give their songs a fresh sound. - Lollipop Magazine


"Review 5"

I was impressed with their stage presence, and I'm impressed with how they are able to perfectly capture it in a studio recording. These guys have more energy than hamsters on speed. - Verbicide


"Review 6"

Bottom Line is exactly what punk rock has been missing...The album as a whole is reminiscent of Blink 182's Cheshire Cat, which has never been equaled by fresh talent, until now. - SanDiegoPunk.com


"Review 7"

From the first track on, this CD had me. All of the songs are amazing, powerful, and original…If you can only buy one CD for the rest of the year, this wouldn't be a bad choice! - Decoy Online Zine


"Review 8"

This band is still in their "rawer period," which mostly is synonym to "better." There's not a calmer moment on this disc, it's energy-packed from start to finish. - PunkUpdates.com


"Review 9"

The great appeal of this record is that it's catchy enough to like on a first run-through, but possesses enough depth that you'll discover new things to like on subsequent listens. - Poppunk.com


"Review 10"

One thing is for sure, Bottom Line has taken pop punk back and they're running with it! - Punk International


Discography

"In and Out of Luck" LP 10/1/02 (Nice Guy)
"Eloquence" LP -coming 2/7/05 (Nice Guy)

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Bio

Bottom Line is a band that aims to please and continues to succeed. They will persist until they invade every stereo on the planet with their contagious harmonies, unorthodox drumming and eclectic style of writing. Bottom Line is one of the freshest and most explosive acts in punk rock today. We're talking about a group of guys who were able to reach the Vans Warped Tour and tour Japan before high school graduation.

Bottom Line incorporates a diverse musical background into their music to create a total package for their fans. “We are just a bunch of melody addicts,” declares guitarist/singer/songwriter Ben Howard. The band also prides themselves on the emphasis they put on their stage show, as they are amongst few bands that can tastefully unite distinctive harmony and energy from a recording with powerful kicks, jumps and all the charisma that is felt by the audience at any one of their live performances.

This band is built on a principle that any band should uphold – finding inspiration by being passionate and vigilant. Bottom Line creates songs that surpass the typical girl problem tunes that plague current pop punk, and instead runs with uplifting tunes about experiencing the world through youthful eyes. Says bassist Greg Yock, “If you aren’t on the edge of your seat by the first chorus, you aren’t listening to Bottom Line. Music is beautiful and exhilarating to us and that’s what we want to help everyone else feel.”

The band hails from Cincinnati, Ohio and has played with such acts as Dashboard Confessional, Something Corporate, The Starting Line, Brand New, Thursday, Hot Rod Circuit, Nada Surf, Finch, Dillinger Four and Hey Mercedes, to name a few. They spent the summers of 2001 through 2003 touring the USA, including dates on the Vans Warped Tour all three years (17 dates in 2003). 2004 will be their 4th straight year on the tour.

Their debut full length CD "In and Out of Luck" was released in October 2002 on Nice Guy Records in the USA and on Big Mouth in Japan. They toured Japan in December '02 opening for Midtown. "I feel like if it ended now, my dreams would already have come true. I flew halfway around the world as a senior in high school to rock for people who love listening to a record my best friends and I put together for no reason other than that we love to play what we love to hear," says Howard. The album sold almost 4000 copies in its first year.

Out of school and with a tornado of new material, Bottom Line plans to make 2004 the best year yet with recently paired drummer Cliff Revis and a massive amount of touring. Their song "All The Time" appears in the "Joyride USA" movie, they won the 2003 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best Punk, and February 2005 will welcome the release of a brand new full length album entitled "Eloquence" on Nice Guy. A demo track from the album has garnered the band over 85,000 listens on Soundclick.com in just a few months.

Key U.S. markets: Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, OH, Dayton, OH, Cleveland, OH, Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, Boston, MA, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA, Phoenix, AZ, San Antonio, TX, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Vineland, NJ, Miami, FL, Tampa, FL, Ft. Meyers, FL, Indianapolis, IN, Toledo, OH, Tuscon, AZ, Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, Detroit, MI, Ann Arbor, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Pittsburgh, PA