April 26, 2007

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Full Tilt is full of energy
Band gives fans a taste of upcoming album with songs on MySpace
By Erica Febre efebre@hippopress.com

One way to check how committed and loyal your fans are is to make them wait two years for a new album.

That’s how Full Tilt, a Boston-based rock band, ranks the loyalty of their fans.

Their last album was a self-titled EP in 2003. Full Tilt now has more than 20 original tracks not yet on a CD. So how do their loyal fans keep up to date on new material? The Internet.

“MySpace really is such a huge promoting place, in so many ways. Like, we can put a new song up there and by the time we get out to play it at a show, everyone already knows it,” said Justin Molaison with Full Tilt.

Full Tilt is Molaison on vocals, Mike Fretwell on guitar and vocals, Mark Molina on drums, Ben Olendzki on rhythm guitar, and Adam Widmer on bass and vocals.

It might sound like Full Tilt is doing a bit of bragging, but with almost 12,000 MySpace friends and fans they must be doing something right (for one thing, they are constantly recording new songs that they then post so their fans can hear them). What’s really keeping those fans loyal is a sound that Full Tilt describes as hard-hitting and heavy rock.

“Take the energy of the Chili Peppers with some of the groove and hooks of Seven Dust and then incorporate just a little bit of that dark side of Tool, throw it in a blender and you get Full Tilt,” Olendski said.

Full Tilt said some of their loyal fans have been known to travel to all their shows.

“We see a lot of the same faces at every single show, whether we’re in New Hampshire or in Massachusetts. Without even hearing our stuff, outside of live shows, I can sing and everybody in the audience will be singing right back,” said Widmer.

Full Tilt is recording a full-length album. They hope to have it finished by the end of the year but will release a sample teaser this summer.

Catch em’
Who: Full Tilt, Forgo Famine, My Life Crisis
When: Saturday, April 28, starting at 9 p.m.
Where: The Uptown Tavern, 1301 Elm St., Manchester
For more information: Show dates and song samples are available at fulltiltrocks.com or myspace.com/fulltiltrocks.

Catch em’
Who: Full Tilt, Forgo Famine, My Life Crisis
When: Saturday, April 28, starting at 9 p.m.
Where: The Uptown Tavern, 1301 Elm St., Manchester
For more information: Show dates and song samples are available at fulltiltrocks.com or myspace.com/fulltiltrocks.