Band page created in 2009.
Failsafe are a melodic hardcore band from Preston, UK, who formed in 2000. They have released two albums to date, 'What We Are Today' (2005) and 'The Truth Is...' (2008). The band have toured extensively around the UK and Europe, supported many big bands in some of the UKs biggest venues. The live show is explosive and energetic, the songs stunningly written and original in a way rarely seen. The band have played well over 400 shows along side bands such as Paramore, Boy Sets Fire, Gallows, A Wilhelm Scream, Cute Is What We Aim For, The Bouncing Souls, Flogging Molly, Armour For Sleep, Anti-Flag, Idlewild, The Aquabats and many more. They have also performed as MC Lars' backing band.
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A mainstream rock band from Kansas City that was formed in late 2007 by vocalist/guitarist Dylan Westlake. The band, originally a trio consisting of Westlake and long-time friends Nick Faulconer (drums) and Chris Ellis (bass), soon added guitarist Brett Johnson to the team in search of a fuller sound. After playing various shows to gain recognition around the KC area, Failsafe released a demo in early 2008 that spun the band into motion. Following the release of the demo, Westlake made the decision to focus solely on his vocal performance and guitarist Ben Grace was recruited to complete the band. With a strong new lineup, Failsafe began rapidly gaining popularity not only in the Kansas City area, but also online where their song "Losing Your Grace" made its way toward the top of numerous internet rock charts. After a summer featuring many Failsafe performances, drummer Nick Faulconer announced he would be temporarily leaving the band to pursue other opportunities. Nathan Ellis, brother of Chris Ellis, was brought in to fill the missing position until summer '09, which will mark the return of original Failsafe drummer Nick Faulconer. In late 2008 Failsafe entered the studio to begin work on their debut EP, "Blood Runs Cold," which is due in late April. With a strong new lineup, energetic live performances, and catchy, hard-hitting songs, Failsafe is proving to be a band to watch for in the future.