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Alter The Press! Presents: The Exposed

With plans to hit the road on the Warped Tour, as well as shows with Street Dogs and Civet in the coming weeks and months, Portsmouth's The Exposed are certainly dedicated to making themselves known.

With a ska punk/punk rock sound that sees the four-piece stick to their roots, The Exposed have been touring relentlessly for a number of years and can include shows alongside Alkaline Trio and The Bouncing Souls to their CV. On top of that they released a new album, 'Where I Belong' last year.

Like many bands within the genre, The Exposed are tremendously hard working and more than willing to stick to their DIY ethics, which in the long run has helped them on their way and will continue to do so in the coming months.

For Fans Of: The Clash, Rancid, Green Day and Anti-Flag.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
The Exposed: Ya should check out The Exposed, because we are a high energy Punk Rock band, fusing elements of Ska and Reggae into the mix, but always keeping to our Punk Rock roots. With a DIY attitude, and a dedication to exciting live performances, we are out to distribute the message that Punk music is alive and well.

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
The Exposed: The band formed back in 2005 when I (Tony) took up playing bass instead of guitar, so I could get myself into a current line up that Mark and Sim were a part of with our original drummer, Stu.

After essentially starting a new band from scratch as The Exposed, we spent the first few years developing a sound and style, promoting the name in every way possible until we found ourselves on the road around the UK and touring through Europe.
Our current drummer, Owen, joined in 2008, playing his debut show for us supporting Rancid, from which point we have dedicated ourselves to driving this band from strength to strength.

In the last 2 years, we have toured relentlessly and have been lucky enough to share a stage with bands including Alkaline Trio, The Bouncing Souls, Cock Sparrer and a whole load more.

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
The Exposed: There have been a lot of great single moments we've had in this band, but playing with Rancid was one of our first opportunities to play with a band that has really influenced us, so I think it would have to be that. After spending a pretty difficult 3 months prior to that point searching for a drummer who we felt totally happy with, at the time it was a real turning point that motivated us to come back stronger than ever.

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
The Exposed: The next 12 months for us are going to be busy! We've recently found out we will be heading up to Maida Vale studios in early March to record a live session for the Lock-Up show on BBC Radio 1, and around this time we will be finishing up recording an EP which we will be taking on tour with us through April with Street Dogs, in May with Hellcat ska legends The Slackers and in June with Civet. Right after we finish our dates with Civet, we will be heading out to the US to begin a 2 month run on the Vans Warped Tour over the summer, and shortly after, we will begin working on our new record, due out early 2012 which will be toured through the UK and Europe around the time of release.

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