The Backfires, The Manly Hero
Saturday July 16, 2022 09:00 PM EDT
From the venue:Atlanta Room. From both sides of the Atlantic by way of London and Washington DC, the Backfires are an independent rock band based in New York City. Combining Britpop relatability, New York indie rock moodiness, and Pop-Punk energy, the Backfires draw influence from acts like Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sam Fender, The Strokes, and Green Day with big anthemic choruses and infectious guitar lines. Aside from writing, the band spends five days a week rehearsing at The Music Building in New York, formerly home to Madonna, Joey Ramone, Metallica, The Strokes, and Interpol, while honing their sound for live shows. Composed of Alex Gomez (frontman), Harry Ruprecht (lead guitar), Matt Walter (bass), and Max Wanduragala (drums), the band formed in late 2018 in London and has since relocated to New York City.