Formed in 2003, And Then There Were None started as five best friends who shared a love for writing and recording music. With a relentless touring work ethic, and a DIY attitude, And Then There Were None built a solid fan base, and began garnering attention from the press and labels alike. It’s six years later, and ATTWN is still here, still making waves.
This past year was a busy one for ATTWN. After signing to Tooth & Nail, a line up change, the addition of new members, and a new sound, And Then There Were None is back and better than ever. Once known for boasting metal riffs and killer breakdowns, the band has been reinvented, mixing euro-dance beats with a punk-rock backbone. Frontman Matt Rhoades comments, “Eventually I ran out of ideas for writing metal music, and began to write what came more naturally. To me, dance music is positive, and still incredibly emotionally based. There are no rules or norms and this allowed me more creative freedom in the writing process. I finally feel as though ATTWN has found its own unique sound."
What separates ATTWN from it's peers is the passion and moral behind the music. Unafraid to bring ethics and a message back onto the scene, And Then There Were None has made it a mission to be heard. Not only is every member a vegetarian, but ATTWN has partnered up with Peta2 to educate and enlighten fans. "When I was growing up in the music scene, bands were passionate and had a message. You couldn't go to a show without being handed a pamphlet, or exposed to some sort of leftist activism. I feel like that 'punk' ethic has been absent over the years, and it only seems natural to stand for a cause. Furthermore, the unnecessary killing of animals for food is not only disgusting, but wrong. We all strongly believe in speaking out for animals, and refuse to be silenced to please the general public," says Rhoades. Bringing back the punk attitude, ATTWN proudly sets up a table of Peta pamphlets and booklets, as well as stickers and promotional materials to inform fans. The band believes education is the first step to change, and is doing all they can to make a difference.
By pushing the envelope both musically and socially, And Then There Were None caught the attention of Tooth & Nail Records. Working with the label seemed to be a perfect match. Rhoades says, “T&N was an obvious choice from the very beginning. They encompass what ATTWN stands for; music backed by positive social action.” Tooth & Nail will be releasing And Then There Were None’s debut full length “Who Speaks For Planet Earth” everywhere on February 24th. Guitarist Sean Sweeney, and frontman Matt Rhoades recorded and produced the album themselves, as one of their first major recording projects. "I believe our inexperience brought an angelic quality to the record," says Matt. The result is a full-length full of passion, and sincerity, masked by fun, uplifting dance beats, sure to please.
“Who Speaks For Planet Earth” hits streets February 24th. Get excited- we are!
Great band| Posted December 30, 2009
I first saw the music video of 'Reinventing Robert Cohn' on TVU and from that moment on I was a fan. Catchy beats, great lyrics, and awesome vocals, ATTWN is one of my new favorite bands. The Hospital is my favorite song at the moment.
Keep up the good work guys!
Great| Posted November 16, 2009
You guys have popped up out of nowhere and I am totally loving alot of your music even though I usually don't like too much techno-ish stuff. I especially love "Reinventing Robert Cohn" it is a pretty good song.