Fight Amp - November 2016:
Nov 4 - Kent, OH @ Outpost
Nov 5 - Chicago, IL @ Township
Nov 6 - Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Nov 8 - Toronto, ON @ Coalition
Nov 9 - Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
Nov 10 - Boston, MA @ tba
Nov 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Nov 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale
From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Fight Amp appeared on the scene more than a decade ago and has worked nonstop, building up a thick catalog of releases and touring tirelessly with the likes of Eyehategod and Black Tusk.
The Fight Amp of 2016 is a band that has sculpted its sound into something glorious, and honed its live attack into something lethal. A power trio comprising guitarist/vocalist Mike McGinnis, bassist/vocalist Jon DeHart and drummer Dan Smith, Fight Amp's current incarnation is a supremely lean, mean machine, melding the muscularity of Helmet and the gruff soulfulness of Nirvana.
It is a marriage of crushing force and radiant melody, creating a tension not unlike that which drives Torche's sound. As a review on Stereogum put it, "Beneath a hard crust of booming toms and slippery Unsane-esque rhythms lies an efficient, borderline-pop songwriting sensibility." In the words of Revolver: "Delirious sludge-punk anthems."
Check out the glory, here in the video for "Ex Everything," off 2015's Constantly Off album (Brutal Panda Records): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHO_mFFJcgw
As the band gears up for its November run, plans for a new, 2017 full-length are already underway. Stay tuned.
"Jesus Lizard dissonance [and] Danzig-esque brawn... This is no mere garage punk; this is a finely tuned assault."
"[Fight Amp] has become something of a regional institution... Beneath a hard crust of booming toms and slippery Unsane-esque rhythms lies an efficient, borderline-pop songwriting sensibility."
"Bludgeoning super-sized noise-rock assault... Distorto-oozing post-hardcore, metal and sludge...
"Philly noise-rock trio Fight Amp have stocked up on all the finest Amphetamine Reptile titles – The Melvins, Unsane, Jesus Lizard... Delirious sludge-punk anthems."
"One of Filthydelphia's greatest noise-rock treasures."
Photo by Steve Perrong