War Party // Fort Worth, Texas
Lo Life Records
Booking Agent: Bonnie Khandpur
“War Party is a five piece band from Fort Worth, TX with garage surf, punk, folk and psychedelic influences. In the past two years War Party have been on multiple east coast tours, performed in sanctioned showcases at festivals such as 35 Denton (2012,2013) and SWSX 2013 and have played countless shows everywhere from Austin to Boston and the Midwest sharing the stage with such notable acts as Screaming Females, Octopus Project, Holy Wave, Swearin’, Fungi Girls, The Wild, TS and the Past Haunts, Ramshackle Glory, The Hussy, Landlord, Big Eyes, Jack Oblivian, Native America, Colleen Green, The Rich Hands, White Fang, The Memories, Turbo Fruits, Pujol, Natural Child, Summer Twins, Diarrhea Planet, Mind Spiders, Waxahatchee, Audacity, Flesh Lights and many more… The goal is to never stop traveling. War Party is currently planning for their first west coast tour.
In the short time that War Party has been at it they’ve been nominated by the Fort Worth Weekly for Best New Artists of 2012, by Dallas Observer for Best Punk Band 2012, as well as for Best Indie Rock Album of 2012 for “Love at First Fight, vol. 1″ from Fort Worth Weekly. In 2013 War Party received multiple nominations from the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards and was voted Best Punk Band of 2013 by the paper and its readers. Most recently War Party received a nomination for Best Rock Act in Dallas Observer Music Awards.
The band is known for their rambunctious live performance.
The sound and energy of War Party leans heavily toward the jagged garage sounds of The Stooges, Thee Headcoats, The Sonics and the Modern Lovers but comes seasoned with an eclectic array of influences, as far reaching as James Brown, Dion and the Belmonts, Replacements, Gang of Four, Los York’s, Leonard Cohen to the Cure and so on.
‘The songs…manage to carry an emotional heft usually absent from the garage-punk genre. Like the Thermals and the Descendents before them, War Party uses an aggressive, offhand sound to exercise real introspection.’ Fort Worth-Music.com ”