OVERWEIGHT - DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE AND MORE SHOWS
Belgian ska-punk quintet set loose debut full length album ‘The World For Sale’ on 14th February 2011 through all digital stores and independent record shops.
The lively mobsters also undertake further Euro shows in support of the record launch.
Possessing a healthy knack for crafting addictive melody, party-time vibes, and up-tempo song structures, Overweight are gathering new friends, and fast picking up fans right throughout the whole of Europe. The energetic upstarts have built a sturdy reputation for their upbeat attitudes and fantastic live shows, having already racked up shows throughout France, Belgium, Holland and the UK. Along the way, the animated punksters have tagged gigs with the likes of Janez Detd, P.O. Box, The Maple Room, The Hicky Underworld, Big D And The Kid’s Table, and Jesse James.
Back in 2001 in Vilvoorde, Belgium, school friends Ralle (Trumpet / Backing vocals), Wannes (Drums), Boone (Guitar / Backing Vocals), and Tiele (Vocals / Trombone) began to hash out punk covers in the local (and debilitated) rehearsal room. Conquering their growing pains and settling into their skin, Overweight was born. With a mutual affection for Fat Wreck artists and Three wave Ska bands (ala Mad Caddies, Less than Jake), the punksters soon found their footing and began to cultivate their own sound and songwriting prowess. As the band evolved, they recruited their final permanent member by drafting in long time friend, Willem (Bass). The enthused quintet then began to demo tracks for their eagerly awaited debut album, entitled ‘The World for Sale’.
The lively journeymen continued throughout the whole of 2010 with extensive touring and tentatively planning for the debut album. During this time, original founder and beatmaster Wannes surprisingly left the band to pursue personal endeavors, and after a lengthy search, the hard-working ska-punksters managed to excavate the promising Julien, who’s perfect fit in the band has helped to enhance the group sound and add further shifting dynamics.
Now armed with their debut album ‘The World For Sale’, which features ten neatly-knitted cuts stuffed with killer hooks, unruly good-time energy, and sporadic sonic guitar avalanches, the rambunctious crew are all primed and ready to bring the party to your doorstep!