A huge part of The Front Bottoms’ success is due to Brian Sella’s honest lyricism. Whether it’s an honest portrayal of a dissolving relationship or recounting the dangers of getting too high (you fall asleep in the front seat, don’t you know?) each track is like a mini Carver narrative bolstered by soaring melodies.
The Front Bottoms are one of the good guys and it’s genuinely joyous to see them reaching the heights they always seemed destined to. Recent album ‘Going Grey’ is yet further testament to the fact that the future of off-kilter pop music lies in their hands; it’s refreshing to see the venues pouring over as people clamour to join the party.
This week sees the band arrive in the UK atop a tremendous line-up with the tour itself kicking off on Friday in Manchester. A number of dates are close to selling out, so we suggest being quick off the mark if you still need tickets.
The full tour itinerary is shown below.