Since The Upset Victory first emerged from Cincinnati, their uptempo, high energy brand of alt pop has resonated with a faithful following. The quintet show no signs of slowing down… “Don’t Give Up the Night” has a spunky, dance punk vibe that recalls some of the strong characteristics of Panic! At the Disco, yet retains their unique flair and remains faithful to the sound they’ve carved out over the years. It’s a re-energized and triumphant return for the band.
“The song is an anthem for anyone who has ever been criticized on their journey to happiness; a reminder to never give up hope and keep your chin up high in the face of scrutiny or rejection”, says vocalist Jason Dill of the track.
“Don’t Give Up The Night” is the first single from The Upset Victory’s new LP, which is due out later this year.
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Featuring three of their most popular cuts, “Fake This”, “Sellin’ My Soul”, and “In Our Hands”, ‘Wall Street’ was signed over to Gas Can Music Publishing in California in mid-2013. The Upset Victory continued to blast off from there, headlining The Madison Theater as part of their 8 year anniversary show and releasing a music video for “Fake This”, which was featured on VEVO Rock Playlist and hit over 8,500 outlets throughout the country in summer 2013 via Pulse Records. “Sellin’ My Soul” was another hit, landing on the NFL Network and ESPN, while the band claimed features in Relix Magazine and Papercut Magazine, along with performances at the Bunbury Music Festival (alongside fun., MGMT, The National) and the 2014 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. The band will be returning to the 2014 Bunbury Music Festival again this summer playing in company with the likes of Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and The Flaming Lips.
“When I first heard the music of The Upset Victory, I was hooked. I got to know them and quickly learned they are one of the hardest working bands out there. With years of experience and success under their belts, they always know how to look ahead and keep a highly respectable work ethic.” said Gas Can Music’s own Bob Bradley.
‘Wall Street’ can be streamed and purchased via their official website and Spotify, with ‘Before the World Ends’ and the rest of their catalog available on iTunes, Amazon and all major digital retailers. Writing and pre-production for their follow up release is already underway, so keep up with all the latest info via their official Facebook page to ensure you don’t miss one breathtaking moment from this indie phenomenon.
July 2013 Band of the Month at Indie Music Bus™
Bio from July 2013
Recharged and reloaded with more firepower than ever, The Upset Victory are proving yet again they are the up and coming champs of the Cincinnati indie music scene. Pumping out a driving, piercing mixture of punk, metal and pop, this fearsome five-some are the embodiment of true recording and performing diehards, releasing a continuous stream of new music while taking the stage every chance they get. Armed with a trio of freshly recorded tracks to follow up this spring’s “Before the World Ends”, the group is prepared to make their indelible mark from coast to coast.
Stephen Campbell (guitar), Frank Hammonds (guitar/vocals), Eric Vice (bass), Jason Dill (vocals), and Aaron Roy (drums) formed The Upset Victory in 2006, announcing their arrival to the world with their self-titled EP on Takeover Records the following year. Taking cues from national acts such as Saosin, Bayside, Saves the Day and Thursday, the band exhibits their natural ear for songwriting with a keen tendency for penning catchy, memorable songs each and every time they hit the recording studio.
The Upset Victory caught the attention of labelmates Yellowcard following their initial release – “It’s like Thrice and Iron Maiden had a bastard child with Motley Crue,” said Warren Cooke, former bass player for the violin wielding pop-punk unit.
With three more EPs and a single under their belt, they unleashed “Before the World Ends” in May 2012 on Authentik Artists, while hitting airwaves and stages throughout Ohio to promote their sixth studio release.
The Upset Victory:
Lead Vocals // Jason Dill
Guitar, Vocals // Frank Hammonds
Guitar // Stephen Campbell
Bass // Eric Vice
Drums // Aaron Roy
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