Like many new bands, The Second Floor go into 2005 hoping this could be their breakthrough year. Unlike their contemporaries however, The Second Floor start the year not as some work in progress or a band of mere promise, but as the finished article, the real deal. With the buzz around the band spreading, they play their second London gig to satisfy interest from the capital.
Formed as a trio three years ago in the overlooked void between Manchester and Merseyside, the band have since built up an adoring following with a series of rapturously received local gigs, augmented by successful dates around the country. All this time the band have been constantly expanding their sound, adding a keyboardist/guitarist around a year ago and honing a body of songwriting that would put many established acts to shame.
“Dynamic, atmospheric rock n' roll” is how the band describe themselves, but that only tells part of the story of a band weaned on everything from 60's psychedelia to epic dissonant post-punk, old school rap to northern soul. These influences reflect in the band's music, forming a focussed, unique and modern sound. Lyrically, the band don't ask you to feel their pain, they write songs that resonate with anyone living life's journey of peaks and troughs. These are songs of passion that are inspirational and intoxicating, with an immediacy to captivate instantly. Catch them live and prepare to fall in love.
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