Since Fightstar‘s inception the band has comprised Charlie Simpson (vocals, guitar, keys), Alex Westaway (guitar, vocals), Dan Haigh (bass) and Omar Abidi (drums). marrying a heady combination of post-hardcore, hard rock and metal, progressive rock and acoustic, the band currently release their music independently through Search and Destroy Records, which is distributed via PIAS Recordings.
The band have received overwhelming support since the earliest of their live shows and their debut EP, ‘They Liked You Better When You Were Dead’ (2005) was a critical success. Since then, their three studio albums have obtained top 40 chartings and praise from fans and critics alike. Indeed, debut album ‘Grand Unification’ (2006) was regarded as “one of the best British rock albums of the past decade” by Paul Brannigan of weekly rock magazine Kerrang!. Nominations at the Kerrang! Awards for ‘Best British Newcomer’ and ‘Best British Band’ soon followed, before second album, ‘One Day Son, This Will All Be Yours’ (2007), went Top 30 on the UK Album Chart. The follwing year, a b-sides compilation album titled, ‘Alternate Endings’ (2008) was released. The four-piece then funded and co-produced their own third album, ‘Be Human’ (2009), which became their highest charting album after peaking at #20 in the UK.