Electro-punk pioneers first person shooter to play songs from their forthcoming debut record at Lee's Palace on July 10th, 2008
(1888PressRelease) May 24, 2008 - TORONTO: Electro-punk pioneers first person shooter announce their 60th "mission" at Lee's Palace in Toronto on July 10, 2008. With hugely successful shows this past winter at venues like the Horseshoe and the Mod Club, the now 5-peice lineup will play a set filled with songs from their forthcoming debut record, revolutionTM, due out this fall. Blurring the line between rave and rock concert, the band’s genre-bending blend of electronic beats and fierce punk guitars has the crowds growing as fast as the buzz around them.
first person shooter, originally formed in May 2005 and revamped in December 2006, have grown from a straight-up garage rock band to a highly tuned electro-punk outfit. About to play their 60th live show, the band has recently turned their attention to plans for their debut full-length album, entitled revolutionTM, due out this fall. Their show at Lee’s Palace on July 10 will serve as a showcase for many of the new songs to be included on the record, including the searing dance anthem, go go america, and the neo-industrial severe weather warning. “Lee’s Palace is one of our favourite venues,” says singer/guitarist Nikkole Stone (Player Two), “And we’re stoked to be playing there again, especially armed with so many great new songs.”
Reportedly “beta testing” new songs to rave reviews at shows this spring, first person shooter have hit on an undeniably catchy blend of underground electronica and mainstream pop punk. When asked about the feel of the upcoming record and what people can expect from the new songs in their set at Lee’s Palace, singer/programmer Ryan Couture (Player Three) had this to say: “We’ve put a lot more emphasis on danceability for this new record, and I think people are really going to like it.”
first person shooter will be joined at Lee’s Palace on July 10th by The Apollo Effect and Left of Zero. Cover is $7 and doors open at 9pm. Email band ( @ ) firstpersonshooter dot ca for reduced cover and to reserve your spot on the dance floor dot
For more information on first person shooter, check out their website at www.firstpersonshooter.ca or visit their myspace: www.myspace.com/1stpersonshooter