Formed in 2008, LA-based neo-soul/indie pop rockers Fitz and The Tantrums have been hailed as one of the most distinct and hard-working bands of today’s music scene. To date, the band has released two studio albums and two extended plays, with their debut release, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, reaching number one on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
In this all-new episode of Guitar Center Sessions on DIRECTV, Nic Harcourt sits down with the band to talk about their unique sound, the inner workings of the band’s songwriting process, and what fans can expect for the future of Fitz and The Tantrums. Plus, watch exclusive performances from their set at the world-famous Guitar Center Hollywood—featuring material from the band’s new album, More Than Just a Dream, available now on iTunes.
English singer/songwriter Frank Turner first hit the music scene with the short-lived band Kneejerk in 2000. In 2001, Turner joined Million Dead, an English post-hardcore band who saw the release of two critically acclaimed albums over the course of their four-year stretch. Deciding to focus on his love of folk and country music, Turner released his first solo EP, Campfire Punkrock with Xtra Mile Recordings in May of 2006. The EP was so well-received, that it led the way for Turner to record his debut full-length album, Sleep Is for the Week-yet another critical hit. Turner since went on to record four more studio albums, including Love Ire & Song, Poetry of the Deed, England Keep My Bones, and his most recent release, Tape Deck Heart. In 2011, Turner won the AIM Awards for Best Live Act and Hardest Working Artist.