Fightstar

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Fightstar are a British alternative rock band from London, formed in 2003. The band's line-up comprises lead vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist Charlie Simpson, guitarist and vocalist Alex Westaway, bassist Dan Haigh and drummer Omar Abidi. Although generally considered a post-hardcore band, Fightstar are also known to implement metal, progressive and acoustic elements into the band's sound. During the band's initial emergence, they were faced with much scepticism due to Simpson's former pop career. However, they began to receive positive reactions to early 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 critical praise. Fightstar's debut album, Grand Unification (2006) was regarded as "one of the best British rock albums of the past decade" by Kerrang! editor Paul Brannigan.

The band went onto receive nominations at the Kerrang! Awards for "Best British Band", before releasing second album, One Day Son, This Will All Be Yours (2007). The following year a compilation album including b-sides and rarities titled, Alternate Endings (2008) was released. The band then self funded and co-produced third album, Be Human (2009), which heavily featured orchestral and choral elements. It became their highest charting album after peaking at number twenty in the UK Albums Chart. The band announced an extended hiatus in 2010, allowing its members to concentrate on other projects, including Simpson's solo album. They are expecting to regroup in the near future to begin work on new material.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
2006 Grand Unification 3
2007 One Day Son, This Will All Be Yours 3
2008 Alternate Endings 1
2009 Be Human 2

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2009 iTunes Festival: London 2009 Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
2006 Waste a Moment 1
2007 Deathcar 1
Grand Unification, Part 1 1
Grand Unification, Part 1 1
Hazy Eyes 1
Hazy Eyes 1
Paint Your Target 1
Waste a Moment 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
2005 They Liked You Better When You Were Dead 1
2005 They Liked You Better When You Were Dead 1
2006 They Liked You Better When You Were Dead 1
2009 Mercury Summer EP 1

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