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Fightstar

Fightstar are an alternative rock band from London, England. Since their inception in 2003, the bandhas comprised Charlie Simpson (vocals, guitar, keys), Alex Westaway (guitar, vocals), Dan Haigh(bass) and Omar Abidi (drums). Although generally considered a post-hardcore band, Fightstar arealso known to implement varied music genres from metal, progressive rock and acoustic rock. Theband currently release their music independently through their managements imprint label, Searchand Destroy Records, which is distributed via PIAS Recordings.

During the band's initial emergence, the ...read more

Fightstar are an alternative rock band from London, England. Since their inception in 2003, the bandhas comprised Charlie Simpson (vocals, guitar, keys), Alex Westaway (guitar, vocals), Dan Haigh(bass) and Omar Abidi (drums). Although generally considered a post-hardcore band, Fightstar arealso known to implement varied music genres from metal, progressive rock and acoustic rock. Theband currently release their music independently through their managements imprint label, Searchand Destroy Records, which is distributed via PIAS Recordings.

During the band's initial emergence, they were faced with much scepticism due to Simpson's formerpop career. However, they began to receive positive reactions to early live shows and their debutEP, They Liked You Better When You Were Dead (2005) was a critical success. Since then,their three studio albums have obtained top 40 chartings and critical praise. Indeed, debut albumGrand Unification (2006) was regarded as "one of the best British rock albums of the pastdecade" by Paul Brannigan of weekly rock magazine Kerrang!. Scottish publication, The Fly, alsosaid that the album "remains one of the 21st Century‚Äôs ultimate rock debuts". Nominations at theKerrang! Awards for 'Best British Newcomer' and 'Best British Band' soon followed, before secondalbum, One Day Son, This Will All Be Yours (2007), peaked at #27 on the UK Album Chart.The follwing year, a b-sides compilation album titled, Alternate Endings (2008) was released.The four-piece then funded and co-produced third album, Be Human (2009), which becametheir highest charting album after peaking at #20 in the UK. « hide

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LPs
Be Human
2009

3.8
246 Votes
One Day Son This Will All Be Yours
2007

3.8
242 Votes
Grand Unification
2006

3.9
273 Votes
EPs
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead
2005

4
118 Votes
Compilations
Be Human Deluxe Edition
2010

4.2
58 Votes
Alternate Endings
2008

3.6
44 Votes

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