Few bands have such a firm grasp on the millennial zeitgeist and state of mind like The Front Bottoms.
The New Jersey quartet of Mat Uychich, Tom Warren, Ciaran O’Donnell and lyricist/master of wit Brian Sella has connected with the youth through extremely high-energy shows, intense acoustic rock instrumentals and Sella’s razor-sharp emotional lyrics and honest everyman voice.
The band recently secured a huge record deal with Fueled by Ramen Records. As the band hits the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.) on April 6 for a sold-out show with Brick + Mortar and Diet Cig, it will be promoting its newest album, “Back on Top,” and will provide a glimpse at what could be the next big up and coming group.
From the release of its self-titled debut album, The Front Bottoms immediately garnered critical acclaim. The songs took the intimacy of indie acoustic music and combined it with a pop-punk sensibility and a thoughtful, honest look at the modern millennial anxiety era.
Sella comes across as unpretentious, and with each song seems to confide in the listener like a friend. As the band’s record’s gained steam and attention, so did its shows, which have become both an intimate and emotional venting space (who needs Adele?).
The Front Bottoms is a band that is unequivocally honest. When you’re that young and can craft songs that have this much wit, charm and guts to them, then yes, people probably should start to take notice.