Fighting The Influence
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Fighting The Influence

Fall River, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

Fall River, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Rock


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



"DM Review"

"When these guys hit the stage, the crowd is instantly captivated..." "... at the end finding themselves thriving for more of the band’s energy, and unprecedented signature sound that has kept their attention throughout the night"

- The Dream Magazine

"Providence Phoenix writeup"

"The bracket gods (’BRU interns?) must have been smiling down upon hometown favorites FIGHTING THE INFLUENCE. The Fall River foursome released a self-titled EP back in ’08, and their new single “Breathe In Breathe Out” displays a more mature sound, with honed-in, huskier vocals from Joshua Pereira and an unexpected unplugged piano closing out the power-pop track."
- -Chris Conti

"WBRU Rockhunt Review"

-"Fighting The Influence is a pop/rock band hailing from Fall River, Massachusetts. Already equipped with an EP and a New England tour, the band has worked alongside other local talents to produce some singles and music videos (the latest being the polished “This is Goodbye” which can be found on the band’s website). There is no doubt that these guys always put their hearts into each of their shows and their songs, so be ready for a convincing performance from them on Friday (or if you miss them then, they’ll be touring the east coast throughout the month of May)."
-Hilary, 95.5 WBRU

- -Hilary, 95.5 WBRU


Demo EP (2008)
"Fighting The Influence"
1-Breathe in Breathe out (Streaming/Radio Airplay)
2-This is Goodbye
5-Reach for the Moon (Streaming/Radio Airplay)
6-Truth Behind the Smile
7-Bliss (Streaming/Radio Airplay)

Come Alive (2011)
1-Come Alive
3-Breathe In Breathe Out
4-Reason to Be
9-This is Goodbye
10-Never Let Go



Best described as passionate, unique and well polished, FTI’s musical core is formed around an ambient alt-rock sound, infused with the synth hooks of mainstream pop. In the likes of such artists as Switchfoot, 30 seconds to Mars, Gavin Rossdale and Jimmy Eats World, Fighting The Influence is a band with a bright future. The band released their “Debut EP” in 2008, as well as an award winning music video entitled “This is Goodbye” with producer Habib Semaan in 2009.In 2010 FTI embarked on an East Coast Tour covering 15 states including New York, Florida, Tennessee, and Missouri.

Fighting The Influence has opened for Tooth and Nail Artists "The Almost", "Classic Crime", and "Thousand Foot Krutch" among many others. Additionally, FTI has been featured on 20+ college and local radio stations around the country including 95.5 WBRU (Providence, RI), 91.5 WUML (Lowell, MA), RadioSNHU (Manchester, New Hampshire), 90.3 WAFG (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) & 91.7 WKDU (Philadelphia, PA). What sets Fighting The Influence apart from other bands is their reason for playing music. FTI reminds us that our lives and decisions have worth and purpose. Their songs challenge us to rise above the negative influences in today's society, and to pursue our dreams with hope and love.