The angst soaked sounds of Bad Luck invoke a nostalgic feeling for a time when all that mattered was the moment at hand. Taking you back to the glory days of adolescence with gritty guitars and brutally honest lines like, “So love me, please just love me like you once did.” Their auspicious beginning was in 2006, hailing from Daytona Beach, Florida. Guitarist/vocalist Evan Blaine was recoding bands in his home studio when he met Dom Fox who came in to lay down some vocal tracks for a hardcore band that he was in at the time. They quickly realized that the two of them had a lot in common and both had a love for writing contagious punk songs. They are joined by Fox’s brother Joe Fox on bass and Jake Kneer on drums to round out the group
Bad Luck’s music marries energetic and infectious pop with straightforward lyrics often told from a jaded point of view. “Nobody wants me back home. Nobody loves me at all. I will be dying alone,” croons Fox on the opening track of the band’s most recent release, Cold Bones. They takes influences from bands like Rancid, Nirvana, and Alkaline Trio, however most will find their sound is closer akin to that of newer rock bands like I Am the Avalanche. The most interesting aspect of Bad Luck’s music is their use of “dueling vocals,” where Fox and Blaine play off each other in a way that is reminiscent of classic Taking Back Sunday songs.
After sharing the stage with influential bands from the pop punk music scene (including Transit, Mixtapes, Real Friends) and releasing their first two EPs The Things That Get You Down and Cold Bones, Bad Luck grabbed the attention of Tragic Hero Records. After seeing a live video of the band’s engaging performance, the label saw the outpour of support that their fans had and knew this group was something special. The band was offered a deal and made plans to start recording their debut full-length with Brett Romnes (drummer for I Am the Avalanche) producing and the legendary Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank, Something Corporate) engineering. "We're all really excited and thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the label,” says drummer Jake Kneer. “We can't wait to move forward" Big things are on the horizon for this bratty pack that has a lot of passion and even more to say.