Since the release of their debut EP ‘Dance To This!’ in 2011, F.O.D. has become a household name in the Belgian punk rock scene. The band built a steady live reputation with their catchy melodies and vocal harmonies, much in the vein of what their legendary predecessors such as Green Day, Descendents, Lagwagon and Bad Religion have delivered us over the past few decades. Their first video, the instant poppunk anthem ‘Carry on’ became a classic among the scene.
2013 was a year to remember: F.O.D. released their first full album ‘Ontario’, which was showered with praise and great reviews all over Europe. 16 songs about life, kids, music, society, all wrapped in F.O.D.’s signature sound that reminds the old timers among us of our favorite nineties’ bands and the younger kids that dancing isn’t just for girls.
Following the release of ‘Ontario’, F.O.D. hit most of the Belgian stages, scored a record deal for ‘Ontario’ in Japan and was even invited to tour Ontario and Quebec in Canada! Their steady rise to punk rock fame did not slow down in 2014, as the band signed with Belgium’s renowned punk rock label Funtime Records and released a 7 inch single in February. In the summer, ‘Ontario’ was re-released on a 12″ limited vinyl edition.
The next big date was September 23rd 2014, when F.O.D. presented their sophomore album ‘Tricks of The Trade’ on 4 records-labels, all over the world (Belgium, Germany, France, USA, Canada and Japan). They celebrated this at their own festival together with 11 other (inter)national bands. The new album scored the end-of-the-year lists: 5th place for ‘Best melodic punk album’ (by Melodic Punk Style) and 4th place on Skatepunkers’ Record of the Year Award!
2015 started with a bang: the fabulous and cosy PUNKROCK HOLIDAY-festival in Slovenia and the absolutely amazing GROEZROCK festival in Meerhout, Belgium got confirmed! F.O.D. also announced to do a tour in southern-Europe (Spain) in April.
The next step in this story is the release of album number three (on the same 4 records labels), ‘Harvest’, a darker album, written in the slipstream of a divorce. The melodies are still there, more soaring than ever, but the overall mood is a bit less happy, the music a bit more aggressive. Again the band releases the album at their own festival. With some very nice shows and festivals in prospect AND a Japan-Tour, 2017 seems unstoppable! F.O.D. also plays as SUM41-support in March 2017!