In This Life

In This Life

BandRock

IN THIS LIFE’s nervous guitars and gripping melodies are buffed by smooth harmonies and introspective lyrics. Proud spokesperson for Amnesty International and supporter of Artists Against Racism, IN THIS LIFE delivers crisp sounds with a social conscience.

Biography

IN THIS LIFE
BAND’S BIOGRAPHY

“In This Life’s nervous guitars and gripping melodies are buffed by their smooth harmonies and introspective lyrics. Proud spokespersons for Amnesty International and supporters of Artists Against Racism, In This Life deliver crisp sounds with a social conscience.”

After a little more than five years spent as the folk rock group The Riddlers, with whom they launched 2 albums, lived the Nashville American adventure, and toured as much in Canada as in the United States, Foster decided to disband the group in the spring of 2003.

In fact, as difficult as this decision was to make, considering all the work which had been done to establish The Riddlers on the American folk scene, the members of the group nevertheless decided to turn the page on one of the most extraordinary times of their lives.

“We had gone as far as we could go. We had lived The Riddlers adventure right until the end, we took a lot of risks, and we were audacious. We got close to the ultimate American record deal quite a few times. For a multitude of reasons it didn’t happen, but the overwhelming battles we won was a learning tool for us. We had nothing at the beginning, only dreams, and they brought us as far as we had wanted them to bring us, we are proud of this time, we had no regrets.” – Alex Foster’s comments following his decision to disband The Riddlers.

After several months of rest, writing and working in the studio, the previously known The Riddlers came back full force during the fall of the same year, founding the alternative rock band In This Life and launching the album Quiet Day For Sunshine Breathers.

“We remembered the feeling of being back on stage and it was really incredible. The simple fact that we didn’t have to carry the weight of The Riddlers made all the difference, it was a new beginning. We had much more experience, but a renewed freshness and innocence, the fans loved it. We put those five years behind us and moved on. Actually, that’s a little of the reason why we wanted to release an album for our comeback, even if we would never release that same album today. In This Life’s musical identity is clearly more defined and mature than it was at that moment.” – Alex Foster’s comments following the band’s comeback as In This Life.

Following the creation of In This Life was a veritable promotional marathon for Alex Foster, passing through the United States, The United Kingdom and Canada, areas where Foster established the relational foundations necessary for the band’s growth.

“I must admit that it was a little ambitious. I didn’t have any promotional tools or fancy press kits, as we had had with The Riddlers. Let’s say that I didn’t have a lot to offer at that moment. An album which I didn’t particularly like, pretty pictures of the band, but a strong desire to go even further than I had with The Riddlers. To my surprise, the reactions were great, which then allowed us to establish incredible business relationships in the hottest areas of the music industry. All of that in record time.” - Alex Foster on his numerous business trips for the band.

2004 begins with force for In This Life. While the members of the group work on new material, they are invited to participate at the prestigious Canadian Music Week 2004 held in Toronto, and refused a record deal with an American Indie label. Furthermore, a big name in cinematic production approached Foster to make a documentary on his life, including his past as a Neo Nazi leader, his present role as a spokesperson for Amnesty International and his music.

“What a way to start a new band. It was crazy up until December 2004. Concerts, business trips, meetings, paperwork, it’s a pretty good sign when you wake up in the morning and realize a whole year has passed. I guess the big difference is due to the fact that we now know what we want. It helps; we’re walking ahead with confidence. This way, the next steps will be oriented more towards the direction we always wanted to go.” – Alex Foster on his career approach.

Working on a new record scheduled for release in 2005, being the center of an important upcoming Independent movie, and strong from a solid experience in the music business, the members of In This Life resolve to go towards a future which appears to be a promising adventure filled with challenge and great opportunities.

“It will please them one day”
Ludwig Van Beethoven

Discography

"Is it love Is it misery" EP March 1999
"Burning Days, Flaming memories" EP January 2001
"Quiet day for Sunshine Breathers"EP October 2003

UPCOMING ALBUM

"Love Is A Promise Whispering Goodbye" - April 2006

Set List

Here is our next show set list:

01- SILICONE JESUS

02- BLEDDING MATADOR

03- LOVE DOMINO

04- SUNSET BLOW

05- DEEP BLUE

06- IF YOU’RE PASSING BY

07- HOLD ME TIGHT

08- WOULD YOU BELIEVE

09- LEFT BEHIND

10- ELLIOTT SMITH

11- IF I LAY DOWN
12- WALK ON WATER

This set is about 55 minutes long