Brooklyn, New York, USA

Controller combines punk's energy with arena rock's anthemic swagger, blending singalong hooks, walls of guitar and dance grooves into a powerful and unique sound, evoking U2, Bloc Party and the Misfits. Hotly tipped by MTV Billboard, 2013 has been a big first first year for this Brooklyn quartet.


CONTROLLER is a Brooklyn-based-four-piece whose brand of angular rock delivers a rousing punch, both on record and onstage. Eager to connect with audiences and full of brash energy, vocalist Jonathan Bellinger, guitarist Josh Shabtai, bassist Brian Dell and drummer Keith Gordon deliver an impassioned performance, mixing catchy melodic hooks with screaming guitars and an authoritative post punk rhythm session.

The self-titled Controller EP is the bands debut release. A three-part suite, the EP showcases the raw power and energy of Controllers sound, as well as the bands fearless, wide-eyed delivery.

Riding a wave of enthusiastic reviews from MTV, Billboard, and music blogs like Some Kind of Awesome, Louder Than War and The Burning Ear, Controller has developed into a formidable live act. At larger and larger shows up and down the East Coast and in their hometown at venues like The Studio at Webster Hall, Controller has carved out a distinct place at the intersection of rock, punk and pop: passionate but disciplined, optimistic but dark and urgent; intimate and personal, but sized for arenas.

The band is currently writing new material, booking a midsummer East Coast tour, and heading back into the studio to record new material in late 2013.

Set List

Its Never Enough
Kicking and Screaming
Make It Up