HOMETOWN : Chelsmford, Essex, UK
THE FILAMENTS were fast and furious no-nonsense punk rock with a ripping brass section from Essex perfectly filling the gap between RANCID's seminal tune packed album "Let's Go!" and CONFLICT's political challenge on "The Ungovernable Force".
Debut album 'Skull and Trombones'(2001) released on New Blood Records. Tours with THE CASUALTIES, DEADLINE, THE BUSINESS, and ROGER MIRET AND THE DISASTERS followed.THE FILAMENTS gained areputation for their immense live shows in the UK, and even more so on the European mainland where they played a string of festivals and headline shows.
THE FILAMENTS second album 'What's Next…' (2004) on Household Name Records showed a greater depth in the bands song writing; harder UK '82 style punk with a wide range of influences including Dub, Metal and Psychobilly. This eagerly awaited second album saw THE FILAMENTS taking their rightful place alongside modern punk (anti)-heroes THE CASUALTIES, US BOMBS and LEFTOVER CRACK.
After an enormous reaction their album THE FILAMENTS hit the road touring alongside THE HORRORPOPS and LARS FREDERICKSEN & THE BASTARDS as well as festivals from Glastonbury to Wasted and Punk'n'Disorderly.
But after making huge step forward the band lost momentum and split following an astonishing send off at The Astoria in London in July 2005...singer Jon Fawkes moved to the US. In March 2006 THE FILAMENTS returned for 2 reunion shows... but from this band has come a vast number of other projects with Filaments members working on bands like Black Radio, The 241ers, Babylon Whackers, The King Blues, and many more...
Related Bands on Household Name Records :
Suicide Bid and The 241ers
What's Next...? CD