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. 2017 seems unstoppable: in a short period of time F.O.D. got confirmed to play mainstage at GROEZROCK, KNRD-fest, Jera On Air and will support SUM 41 at the Ancienne Belgique in March!
The band announces to do a Japan-Tour in April! Having loads of other nice shows/fests in prospect, this looks like a very promising year!
EP 'Dance To This': Thanks But No Thanks Records - December 2011
CD 'Ontario': Thanks But No Thanks Records - March 2013
CD 'Ontario' Japan-version: Bells On Records - July 2013
EP 7” 'Something More': Funtime Records – February 2014
LP 12” 'Ontario': TBNT + Funtime + Effervescence – September 2014
CD 'Tricks Of The Trade': Funtime + Effervescence Records – September 2014
LP 12” 'Tricks Of The Trade': Funtime + Effervescence – September 2014
LP 12” 'Tricks Of The Trade' US-version: Bird Attack Records – September 2014
CD 'Tricks Of The Trade' Japan-version: Bells On Records – September 2014
CD 'Harvest': Funtime + Effervescence Rec + Bird Attack Rec – February 2017
CD 'Harvest' Japan-version: Bells On Records – February 2017
LP 12” 'Harvest': Funtime + Effervescence + Bird Attack – February 2017
Videoclip 'Carry On': Thanks But No Thanks Records - Februari 2013
Videoclip 'Ontario': Thanks But No Thanks Records - Mei 2013
Videoclip 'Something More': Funtime Records - Februari 2014
Videoclip 'Dear Grace': Funtime Records – July 2014
Videoclip 'Soundtrack Of My Life': Funtime Records – September 2014
Videoclip 'Crew You': Funtime Records – November 2016
Videoclip 'Last': Funtime Records – January 2017
"Check out our Belgium buddies F.O.D.! Remember when Bad Religion and Nofx had a baby, and that baby listened to a little Bracket in the womb? Well, here's the baby!" (Quote Bracket)
“De vlotte, opgewekte punkrock klinkt als een mix van The Bouncing Souls, oude Green Day en de beste punkrockband die Nederland ooit voorbracht: Undeclinable Ambuscade.” (Up Magazine)
“Every single song on the record is great and extra catchy, simply impossible not to sing along to.” (Melodic Punk Style)
“Belgian scene is suffering a status-quo. F.O.D. seems to be the missing link: they have the potential of becoming big(ger) and their new album confirms that F.O.D. hasn’t reached his full potential yet and that they are still moving forward.” (Out Of Step)
“If NOFX is a tomato, Green Day an onion, Blink 182 the lettuce, Bad Religion a cucumber, Frenzal Rhomb salad dressing, then F.O.D. is a very good f &% * g salad.” (Punk & Rock – Ecuador)
“F.O.D. is pushing melodic pop punk rock to a new level… this is an instant winner that will grab your attention from the very start and not let loose ever after.” (Disagreement)
“F.O.D. bewijst dat het tijd werd dat mensen met wat meer ervaring zich eens moesten buigen over het genre pretpunk.” “…met een fenomenale, uiterst radiovriendelijke song die niet zou misstaan in de Afrekening. Een dijk van een plaat die probleemloos ons eindejaarslijstje haalt.” (Kwadratuur)
“Deze tracks zijn stuk voor stuk puntig, energiek en verduiveld catchy.” (Musiczine)
"Stuk voor stuk grandioze composities! " (Rockblog)
"Als je fan bent van bands als Green Day, The Descendents, Lagwagon en Bad Religion, haal dan zéker ‘Ontario’ in huis. Je zal er geen spijt van krijgen."(Cutting Edge)
" Breathtaking harmonies, great rhythms, tight musicianship and an all out 'punkrock flair' make 'tricks of the trade' one of the best poppunk albums for a long time.” (Skatepunkers)
National names: Gwyllions, Janez Detd, Flatcat, CPX, Cornflames, The Kids, Belgian Asociality, the Octopussys, Gino’s Eyeball, The Rocket, Face The Fax, De Fanfaar, The Hickey Underworld, Mintzkov, Arizona, Generation84, Homer, Diablo Blvd, Set Things Right, This Kid, Young Hearts, Altitude, For I Am … and many other great bands!
International names: SUM41, Masked Intruder, Gameface, Implants, SNFU, Local Resident Failure, Useless ID, Ten Foot Pole, The Murderburgers, Masked Intruder, Antillectual, Adrenalized, Restorations, The Menzingers, Not Available, Cobra Skulls, MxPx, A Wilhelm Scream, Off with Their Heads, Black Cat Bone Squad, Morning Glory, 7 Seconds, Not On Tour, Strike Anywhere, Mute, Strike Anywhere, Skin of Tears, Face To Face, 88 Fingers Louie, The Holybuttons, Mike TV, The Real Danger, The 101’s, Sinners, …