Photo Credit: Lauryn Sophia Photography
A blistering assault of melody and energy from Portland, Maine. Having received such high praise as being called “The Mars Volta fronted by Jeff Buckley”, the band pays homage to the past while seeking to forge their own path. Blending elements of Funk, Rock, and Metal into one nimble, flying sonic behemoth, Five of the Eyes delivers their powerful sound with grace and precision.
They have self-released two EPs and had the pleasure of touring the Eastern US opening for such acts as Rival Sons, Chon, The Contortionist, Auras, Intronaut, Moon Tooth, and Entheos.
Set to release their full length debut in September 2017, Five Of The Eyes is poised to take the world by storm with the unique style and electric performance that is The Venus Transit. Visit their website to pre-order the album and get exclusive merchandise only available through the pre-sale campaign.
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"Isabella" Live Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BItMHQuWxQU
"Nacreous Cloud" Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeDgyWo3hf0
Voted best New England artist of the month in The Deli Magazine - 8/1/2016
"FOTE is a band that is aggressively mesmerizing. Their sound pulls its spirit from The Mars Volta, and their fiery passion shines and sparkles on their single ‘Isabella’ (seriously, YouTube it.) With soaring falsetto, churning bass and franticly focused drums, this song gives you about two minutes to get your feet under you before knocking you back down. Culminating in a cacophonous and hair-raising orchestration of guitar-driven madness riding on the back of the low-end salsa dancing beast that is bassist Thomas Meehan’s groove. The energy and talent are there, they’re solidified in their convictions, and every note is there for a reason."
-Andrew Nelson (Portland Phoenix)
"What’s gifted vocalist Darrell Foster singing about? I have no earthly idea, nor do I care. What I do care about are the gnarly guitar groove that opens this song, the acoustic break in the middle, the rippin’ solos at the end, and drummer Peter Griffith’s brilliant time-keeping throughout. I hear these guys are even better live."
-Chris Busby (The Bollard) reviewing 'Eos' as part of the Maine Summer Mixtape 2015
“…a self-titled, self-produced first studio effort that’s arrestingly dynamic, heavy yet danceable, and deceptively melodic. It draws on the progressive metal roots of many of the band members, but it brings in further Latin, funk, and pop elements. It’s one of the strongest debuts from a new Maine band in the past two years, and it’s already helped the band garner some early buzz as a seriously awesome live act.”
-Emily Burnham (Culture Shock, Bangor Daily News)
“One of the best sounding performances we’ve had in here, seriously. ”
-Dave Crespo- WEMF Radio
Guitar / Ned Rich
Guitar / Tim Meehan
Vocals, Keys / Darrell Foster
Bass / Thomas Meehan
Drums / Peter Griffith