Label: Epitaph Records
Years Active: 1997-present
Jordan Pundik- Vocals
Chad Gilbert- Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
Steve Klein- Guitarist/Backing Vocals
Ian Grushka- Bassist
Cyrus Bolooki- Drums
1997 – ‘It’s All About The Girls’ E.P
1999- ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’
2000- ‘New Found Glory’ (Self Titled’)
2002- ‘Sticks And Stones’
2006- ‘Coming Home’
2009- ‘Not Without A Fight’
2011- ‘Radio Surgery’
New Found Glory are a five-piece pop punk band formed in 1997 in Coral Springs Florida. The band’s sound has progressed from when they formed way back in 1997 and has influences from all kinds of music genres. The band is know for its pop melodies and its fast guitars and heavy riffs drawn from the punk and hardcore scene. With their influences from Rancid, Nofx, Mxpx, Blink 182 to Hatebreed, Bane and Verse, the band’s unique but infectious sound has made them a heavyweight in their genre.
Having originally signed to Drive Thru Records, the success of their self-titled album and the catchy and infectious ‘Sticks And Stones’ follow-up, the band signed to MCA/Geffen Records.
In 2004 the band took a more of a hardcore edge to the music still with the pop melodies but with a heavy undercurrent.
2006 brought the album ‘Coming Home’, a different sound to the previous release: ‘Catalyst’, with more of a rock and roll sound to the band. Nevertheless, the album was a pure pop punk gem and a typical ‘sing your heart out’ record, whether in your car or at one of their energetic, feel-good live shows.
After a spell without a contract the band released the album ‘Tip Of The Iceberg’ on Bridge Nine Records. In homage to their hardcore influences, the album included cover songs from old-school hardcore bands such as Gorilla Biscuits.
In 2009 the band signed with Epitaph Records and released the eagerly awaited ‘Not Without A Fight’, produced by Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus. The band’s hardcore influences came to the forefront on their latest release and with it came an infectious hardcore pop punk blend.
With songs like ‘ Right Where We Left Off’, the band wanted to let their fans know that they were back! The more hardcore sound saw the band tour with more hardcore-sounding bands and introduced a lot of NFG fans to bands like Four Year Strong and Set Your Goals.
2011 will signal their 7th album release Radiosurgery and I’m sure will knock the socks off their massive fan base. Chad Gilbert and Steve Klein said on twitter that the album will feature some of the ‘most fun’ songs they have ever written, even scrapping some songs to get even better ones on the new album.
‘With My Friends Over You’ and ‘All Downhill From Here’ both songs that were written last minute, who are we to argue?!