Electro rockers FAMILY FORCE FIVE are stepping into 2010 with loads of excitement for the auspicious New Year. With tons of milestones to be excited about this past year, the band is eagerly planning what lies ahead.
Let’s take a look back at some of the noteworthy successes of 2009:
The release of “Dance or Die” in 2009 and the remix album “Dance or Die With a Vengeance” has scanned over 100,000 units on the bands Transparent Media Group label, while the “Dance Rawr Dance” and “Christmas Pageant” Fall/Winter tours created over-the-top experiences for hundreds of thousands of fans nationwide. Those same fans have increased the MySpace friend count to 300,000, 60,000+ on Facebook, and 70,000 Twitter followers – not to mention over 26 MILLION plays to date on MySpace alone!
In addition, Alternative Press fully embraced Family Force Five this past year with multiple amazing moments including an offer to co-headline the Alternative Press Tour- which sold out 42 markets this past Spring. They were named by AP as one of the “Records to Watch for in 2010” and received numerous nominations/awards in the 2009 Alternative Press Readers Poll including “Best Live Band of 2009” (beating out Blink-182!), #2 Video of the Year with “Dance or Die” (beating out Paramore), and the #2 “B-Side” of 2009 with “Keep The Party Alive” which was featured in an exclusive deal with Target this past Halloween.
In the UK, Family Force Five SOLD OUT both The Underground and The Academy 3 in London and Manchester respectively, despite never having released an album in the UK! Popular UK magazine Kerrang! was in the audience at one of the shows and was so impressed that they closed out 2009 with an exclusive Family Force 5 photo shoot and full page spread in their 2009 “Introducing the Bands” section.
AND JUST RECENTLY the group was asked to record for Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland” – directed by Tim Burton – which led to the production of “Topsy Turvy,” a mid-tempo track to be featured on the movie’s soundtrack, which is predicted to be one of the most popular soundtracks of the year.
It certainly has been a great year for Family Force 5 and the path is paved for an even greater amount of success in the New Year. Let’s just say, Family Force 5 will definitely “Keep the Party Alive” in 2010…