The Chameleon Club Presents...
The Downtown Fiction, For The Foxes, Echosmith
223 North Water Street
Lancaster, PA, 17603
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, feisty fivesome Tonight Alive are ready to attack the World with their irrepressible, female-fronted power pop-punk. Lead by Jenna McDougall, their 19 year old ingenue-with-attitude, Tonight Alive has already taken their native scene by storm, developing a rabid young fanbase enthralled by the band's ebullient, fist-pumping anthemery, arena-sized hooks and high-voltage live performances.
EP 'Consider This' is the perfect snapshot of this thrilling new Fearless Records signing - a collection of five tracks with as much gravitas as gusto and good times. Already gaining a cult audience in the U.S. thanks to key music placements on MTV's The Hills, and tours with Anberlin / 3OH!3 / Simple Plan and The Wonder Years already under their belts, the band is set to storm the nation alongside their new label mates on The Fearless Friends Tour. The EP comes ahead of the North American release of their new album 'What Are You So Scared Of?', produced by Mark Trombino (Blink-182, Jimmy Eat World), set for release early next year
The Downtown Fiction
The Downtown Fiction formed in the summer of 2008 by Cameron Leahy and Eric Jones. The two posted three demos on the band’s MySpace profile and quickly built a following. After a year of touring, The Downtown Fiction announced their signing with Photo Finish Records. The band performed on the 2010 Bamboozle Roadshow and the 2010 Warped Tour and was recently featured in the “100 Bands You Need To Know” issue of Alternative Press Magazine.
The Downtown Fiction released a self-titled EP in March 2009. It included the hits “Living Proof” and “Is Anybody Out There?”. They released a full-length album in 2010, titled “Best I Never Had”. Recently, the music video for “I Just Wanna Run” was released.
For The Foxes
Echosmith might be just starting out on the newest chapter of their career, but that doesn't mean this Los Angeles-based four-piece are strangers to what it takes to make it as a band. In fact, they've known each other their whole lives.
"Music is just what we want to do forever, and we love being in a band with each other," explains singer/guitarist Jamie Sierota. "It's one the most natural ways for us to do music, so we want to stick with doing the band and touring and making records—working together for a long, long time."
The four siblings—Jamie (19), Sydney (15, vocals/keyboard), Noah (17, vocals/bass) and Graham (14, drums)—have been playing together as a band for several years, honing in on their sound and perfecting their collaborative song-writing process.
"There's definitely a lot of factors to balance in this life," adds Sydney. "Finding the balance of family and being in a band. But this is what we want to do."
"Musically," adds Jamie, "we all vibe really well, and as a band, the chemistry's already there."
With balance and chemistry in check, the alt-pop group has time to focus on crafting their songs and preparing their energetic, fan-focused live performances. The band is currently in the studio working on their debut album with producer Mike Elizondo (Tegan And Sara, Gary Clark Jr., Maroon 5), who signed them to Warner Bros. with WBR chairman (and famed fellow producer) Rob Cavallo. And while Echosmith have only been playing together as a band for about four years, they grew up in a musical house, sharing a love for playing instruments and listening to bands as varied as Coldplay, The Smiths, U2, Joy Division and Fleetwood Mac.
Now that Echosmith have refined that sound into what can be described as alt-pop influenced by a lot of early-'80s new wave, they have big plans to share that sound with new fans. Aside from a seven-date run with Owl City this winter, Echosmith will also be playing the first half of this summer's Warped Tour—a rite of passage for many young bands.
"We were super excited when we found out about [Warped Tour]," Jamie says. "So many bands grow from that and just come out of that with tons of fans. We'll brave the heat and it will be a really fun opportunity."
In the meantime, Echosmith will continue to write and record songs for their upcoming debut album. Fans can get a taste of what to expect with "Come Together," which is currently streaming on the band's site, an upbeat song that speaks volumes not only of the band's musical chops but also their attitude about the future trajectory of Echosmith.
"'Come Together' kind of says it all in the title," Jamie explains. "The song's really about coming together when a group of people—especially young people—are getting looked down upon and stuff like that. We can still do things and we can still matter and make a difference."
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