Funeral For A Friend

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Tags: emo post-hardcore rock screamo seen live emocore alternative hardcore Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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The roots of this UK post-hardcore band can be traced back to Matthew Davies-Kreye (14 October 1979, Wales; vocals/guitar) joining the Welsh based group January Thirst in December 2001. Having built up a strong local following, the band re-named themselves Funeral For A Friend, after the song of the same name by American group Planes Mistaken For Stars. Following a great deal of re-shuffling of the band members, the group finally settled on a line-up comprising Kris Coombs-Roberts (b. 18 May 1981, Wales; guitar), Darran Smith (b. 18 September 1975, Wales; guitar), Ryan Richards (b. 16 January 1980, Wales; drums/vocals) and Gareth Davies (b. 17 September 1980, Wales; bass/vocals), who incidentally is not related to front man Matthew. The band signed to Swansea-based independent label, Mighty Atom Records, and in August 2002, just several months after their formation, released their debut EP, Between Order And Model. A second EP Four Ways To Scream Your Name followed...

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