HOMETOWN : Bristol, UK
FIVE KNUCKLE formed in Bristol, England in 1998, influenced by punk and hardcore bands including MINOR THREAT, ANTI-FLAG, ENSIGN and CHOKING VICTIM.
Spotted by Household Name Records who put out the bands first release, the 'All Ages EP' (2001) Since then FIVE KNUCKLE have hardly been off the road – touring with CAPDOWN, 28 DAYS, and LINK 80. In summer 2001 FIVE KNUCKLE opened the sold out Big Cheese SMASH IT UP show at London's Mean Fiddler, returning to the venue later in the year with GOOD RIDDANCE. 2001 and a split E.P with Boston's BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE 'Look What You've Done' (2001) followed.
FIVE KNUCKLE debut album 'Lost for Words, Far From Speechless' (2002), was a template for the bands discordant hardcore punk style. FIVE KNUCKLE continued touring throughout 2003, with a UK tour with ANTI-FLAG, dates with LEFTOVER CRACK and a debut European tour with F-MINUS behind them. They fearlessly embarked on a second tour of Europe (including dates in Sweden), followed by headline duties on the 2003 Household Name Summer Tour, a tour with SNUFF and opening for THE DISTILLERS on both their 2003 London headline shows.
FIVE KNUCKLE produced their second album 'Balance'(2004). After 2 years of hard work perfecting their sound in the live arena they have successfully transported this into the studio. The result a more thoughtful hardcore punk album, with the band’s socially conscious lyrics blasted through the angry guttural vocals, and with soaring guitar backed by a tighter than ever rhythm section.
FIVE KNUCKLE split in June 2005, a live DVD of the final London show is in the pipeline.