Michael, Colin and Adam have never focused on where their music might fit within the larger picture of A&R professionals and label trends. BOTâ€™s debut release, Â¡Guantanamo Boy!, is a true original.
BOTâ€™s commitment to keeping control of their music and holding nothing back in concert is in the tradition of other brilliant DIY bands, like Fugazi, At The Drive-In, Mclusky and Ikara Colt. It is hard to comprehend such a dynamic and full sound coming out of a three-piece band, especially a band that plays every note live. Most unexpected is Michaelâ€™s signature vocals, alternating between beauty and fury, he brings to mind vocalists ranging from Bryan Ferry to Jello Biafra.
In just a year, BOT has written and recorded songs that have garnered the attention of radio programmers, critics and talent buyers.
BOTâ€™s debut, Â¡Guantanamo Boy!, is produced by Liam Davis (Frisbie). The band has continuously played out in clubs throughout the mid-West since their formation and their first single, â€œRun (From the City) is receiving radio play even before its release.
What others are saying about BOT:
"How exciting to hear a band with the energy of The New York Dolls or Sex Pistols with people who can actually play their instruments and a vocalist who can really sing!! They have that weird punk/sensitve energy that only people like Elvis Costello have managed to capture in the past."
T. Roth (Another Pretty Face, Zen For Primates, Bummer Tent Records)
"Favorite new band? For once, I don't have to think twice. Boys on Trial are it. They have everything that makes music matter: passion, compassion, deft playing, great sound, all delivered with attitude."
Barb Wire(WLUW Chicago)
"Is there a new genre called â€œintelligent taser punkâ€? How about â€œball-busting rock with cherubic vocalsâ€? With BOT, the few times when vocals (and music) go over the top serves only as a quick reminder that this band should not be taken for granted. Attention is mandatory and BOT has earned the right to push limits and show-off a touch. Not because of years spent on the road but because BOT has crafted some exceptional songs."
OZ Beat ( HYPERLINK "http://www.ozbeatmusic.com)
Check out the artist's website:
1. Coward or Hero
2. Run (from the city)
3. Big White Lie
4. New Police