Formed two years ago under the name of Go Long Dad, Weston-Super-Mare's Show It Off have gone on to play shows with the likes of Jody Has a Hit List, MC Lars, Attack Attack, Summerlin, My Passion, Mike TV and more. Whilst their influences consist of the some of the most well known US pop-rock bands of recent years; Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, Every Avenue etc, the four-piece bring a feel-good, summery sound that is instantly favorable.
Their latest release, 'Turn Off The Lights' is a bright and energetic collection of pop-punk numbers, with tracks like 'Summer Love' and 'Tell Me' being the stand out moments. With catchy hooks and an all-round positive approach, Show It Off have the credentials to make themselves known.
For Fans Of: The Summer Set, The Bigger Lights, Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, Every Avenue and Mayday Parade.
Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
Show It Off: Readers should check us out because we are energetic, Crazy, pretty, poppy and punky with catchy hooks and summer anthems. We'll have you dancing all the way through the summer.
ATP: What's the story behind the band?
SIO: The band started 2 years ago back in December. Our guitarists Ale and Ricky decided to jam one night and got Robbie and Migs involved! We were messing around with some ideas and we got offered to play a show on the 22nd of December 2009. We didn't have any songs together, so we played a load of pop punk covers all night. Back then our name was "Go Long Dad". Shortly after we started writing together and started making a fan base in our local scene. Things started to pick up with the band. As we got tighter, we got more serious about it.
ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
SIO: Our single highlight was when we released our EP called 'Turn Off The Lights' in March. We played a show at the Bristol 02 Academy and the show was sold out! It was such a crazy night and everyone had so much fun. Being the guys that we are, we left everything to last minute. Our t-shirts, stickers, posters and our EP turned up on the day. It was an insane moment for us!
ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
SIO: We have just finished our new record called 'Turn Off The Lights' and we are planning out some tours for the summer. We are going to be on the road as much as possible, and pushing our music to new listeners throughout the year. We will be writing loads and getting things together for the new CD, which will be recorded in around November. We will also be partying a lot more.
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