Since forming in late 2003 the young men of Appomattox have slowly been perfecting their frenzied sound and well-crafted songs both on stage and in the studio. Led by the impassioned shout stop vocals and hyper-kinetic guitar playing of their energetic and somewhat insane front man Nick Gaynier, the trio's live shows have become mandatory for all who seek the cathartic glory of what once was indie rock. Anchored by the sinister melodic pulse of Dave Nurmi on bass guitar and propelled by the metal-on-concrete bombast that is James Mello's drumming, the group have recently self-released a 6 song EP described in glowing reviews as
"...a perfect wrangling of those middle two Blonde Redhead albums, the first couple of Radiohead records and a squeeze of Jawbox...
-Boston's Weekly Dig: Humor, News, & Nightlif
"If Black Rebel Motorcycle Club shot up a lethal dose of speed and abandoned the country, Fugazi with higher ambitions...songs that engage and enthrall...
-The Pill, www.thepillboston.co
Appomattox were recently the CMJ/Sonicbids Spotlight Artist in December 2006. They have also been nominated for "Best New Local Artist" for the 19th Annual 2006 Boston Music Awards. A couple of tracks from the EP, We're Alright and Either Way are already in heavy rotation on the local music shows of 101.7FM WFNX and 104.1FM WBCN, 2 major Boston radio stations. The latter of which invited Appomattox to compete in the high profile 2006 WBCN Rumble. Following their sold out CD release party, Appomattox will keep playing their explosive live rock shows in Boston and New York City as well as up and down the East Coast. The band looks forward to touring the US and Europe whenever the opportunity may arise.