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Alter The Press! Presents: Tag Your Targets

Having grown up in the early 2000's listening pop-punk bands like Sum 41 and Blink-182, its no surprise Malmö, Sweden's Tag Your Targets have combined that period of the genre with more recent acts like Four Year Strong, the four-piece pull off an energetic, exciting and instantly favourable.

Whist previous projects took a more alt-rock route; the bands collective love for pop-punk has brought them together and although its still early days; they formed in spring 2010, the Swedish group have a promising future with a current sound that has a feel-good vibe. Tracks like 'Wildcard' are thriving and have tons of urgency. While the coming months sees the band taking an optimistic yet ambitious approach; plans for a full-length, UK and European shows and more.

For Fans Of: New Found Glory, The Wonder Years, Four Year Strong and Me vs Hero.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
Tag Your Targets: Because we're a breath of fresh air from Sweden. And we're doing something different. And good, damn good! So if you think that hot girls are the only good thing to come out of Sweden, think again because Tag Your Targets just might be your new favorite band. If you like catchy, poppy songs filled with good melodies, gang vocals, the occasional breakdown and d-beat, then we're your guys! Also, if you're a fan of Top Chef (the reality cooking show), then you'll definitely like our track 'Pack Your Knives and Go!'.

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
TYT: Basically, we started out as a duo during the spring of 2010 with an idea of trying something different as we (me and Mike) have both been playing in different rock bands earlier. And as I've been listening to pop punk bands like blink-182, Fenix Tx and New Found Glory since I was 13-14 (I'm 25 now), the idea of starting a pop-punk band was pretty obvious. So we just started writing songs that were influenced by newer pop-punk bands like Four Year Strong and Set Your Goals. During the early fall, we hit the studio to record a three track demo with Tommy Tift (from Sista Sekunden) with the help from a fellow drummer. With the songs mixed and mastered by Gustav Brunn (from Atlas Losing Grip), we felt that it was time to get real. Within a couple of weeks bass player Johan Plambeck and drummer Ted Nilsson joined us, and since then we've just trying to promote us as much as possible and reaching out to more people.

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
TYT: Having both Me vs Hero and Brett Detar (of The Juliana Theory fame) liking our demo. And getting featured on Alter The Press! of course!

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
TYT: Well we kind of have a list of things to do and we hope that we can do everything on the list during the coming year; touring Sweden and hopefully Denmark, playing several festivals during the summer, UK tour in late summer/early fall and recording our debut album. That's about it. But basically, just touring, writing songs and try to get our music out there.

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Sean Reid

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