The Follow

The Follow

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The Follow are a band to fall in love with. And plenty already have, from the fans,to big name artists such as Sonic Youth and Nine Inch Nails ,Amanda Palmer, who have invited the band to tour with them. a chaotic alchemy of raw sounds, spirited rock, sticky love poetry and heart thumping songs.

Biography

The Follow are a band to fall in love with. And plenty already have,from the fans, who have permanently inked themselves with the band's art and poetry, to big name artists such as Sonic Youth and Nine Inch Nails and Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls), who have invited the band to tour with them in Australia. The Follow have built a reputation as a hardworking and dynamic live act, with comparisons made to the Cure, the Pixies and Smashing Pumpkins.

Their first album, Empty Orchestra, written and recorded by singer-guitarist Azaria, was produced by Lee Ranaldo, legendary guitarist of Sonic Youth, with whom the band played with in 2004. After Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor heard the album he asked the Follow to support his band on their Australian tour in 2005. The band then toured the US, where they caught the attention of respected producer Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire) who chose to work with the Follow on their EP, Hope Your Happy. Released in June 2007, it marks their debut release through Warner records.
Topping an I tunes record the bands song 'Christian Girl' was downloaded 12,000 in one week in October 2006.

Like many who have seen The Follow live, Launay was taken by the band's magnetic appeal. "I have always been a fan of the wild, colourful and rebellious, and feel this has been something missing in rock 'n' roll for a while", he says. "I want not only the great songs, but an experience, a real show, a front person who takes you into their magical world. When The Follow came to my attention I just knew I had to make a record with them, and that they were all these things and more."

The Follow are:
Azaria- singer-guitarist and part-time fallen angel.
KJ -Chick bassist, who's handy with a tool kit.
Jak- guitarist magician.
Reuben James-keeper of beats, a British ex-pat who refused to go home.

Follow HQ is downtown Newtown, Sydney's artistic hub, where these musician-artists live and record in their old Victorian house – whipping up a chaotic alchemy of raw sounds, spirited rock, sticky love poetry and heart-thumping songs. This is dirty, danceable, dynamic rock. "If we were the love child of two bands, I'd say Nirvana and INXS,"
"Rock is about change. The greatest movements in music were all about change and doing something that hasn't existed before it."
The Follow are a family – lost souls who found each other – who understand the darker side of life, but surround themselves in a bubble of love. Come and join the Love Bomb Revolution …… FolloW your heART.
For more info visit our site - thefollow.net

' Azaria from The Follow has the charisma to compel a whole nation. This band shoots from the heart.'
Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls)

"Their singer is a star in the making - simply a fantastic frontman with a style somewhere in between Jon Spencer and the Placebo bloke. Their music is impossible to pigeonhole, but think elements of post rock, experimental, and goth borrowing from Sonic Youth and Pixies. The bassist seemed to have been taking her Kim Deal pills, and the lead guitarist would fit nicely into a reformed Joy Division line-up. Watch out for this band featuring in Group 1 races in next year's Spring Carnival. See them now before it costs over $30!" - FASTER LOUDER’’

Discography

Empty Orchestra-2004
Hope your Happy-2006

Set List

Smashed Heart
Love Bomb revolution
Hope your happy
Ooooopssss
Christian girl
The mona lisa
Wrapped in fashion
Indesicive Weirdo