The Distractions formed in March of 2008, after Fowler and Stu, already part of The Blacklist, decided to do a full time punk side project with Kevin. They added Davey as a second guitarist the next year.
Drawing on the anthems of Face to Face and Midwestern pop punk, The Distractions have carved out their own niche of melodic punk. Starting with their first release, a DIY demo recorded by the band and their second release, “Wrong Way,” the band has been writing and playing the type of music that they find personally appealing with little consideration for a trendy stylistic approach.
Recently, The Distractions entered the studio yet again with an entire batch of new songs. What came out of those sessions were “Drinking To Get Drunk.” A new ep featuring both Kevin and Davey on vocals for the first time. Recorded by Fowler in their hometown of South Bend, IN, the ep is a combination of rowdy pop punk and 90′s nostalgia.
Fueled by a penchant for cheap beer and cigarettes, The Distractions plan on recording another ep by the end of the year in true DIY fashion and playing shows regionally in the Midwest.
May 10th - CD Release show for Wilshire. With Dead Town Revival, Orphan Donors and The FBF. Wander Inn, 9pm
May 11th - O'Sullivans in Ft Wayne FREE SHOW with MASKED INTRUDER, Flamingo Nosebleed and Sour Mash Kats
June 7th - Wander Inn with [ Tracer Bullet ], All These Years And Nothing
July 13th - Wander Inn Midwest Punk Showcase with Flamingo Nosebleed, Voice Of Addiction and Murder Party
Mixed and mastered by Robert Lugo at DBB Records.
Artwork by Anneke Haas.
CD layout by Jessica Fowler.