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From First To Last

Sonny Moore Vocals 

Travis Richter Guitar / Backup Vocals 

Matt Good Lead Guitar / Vocals 

Derek Bloom Drums 



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From First To Last

"It's one thing to play a certain type of music," says singer Sonny Moore dismissively, 'but it's another thing to have no originality."

This is not just another brash quote from a member of one of the only truly punk bands left, From First To Last. It's actually more of a mantra. Because when the members of From First To Last (Moore, drummer Derek Bloom and guitarists Travis Richter and Matt Good) began recording their highly anticipated second album Heroine, the pursuit, above all things, was originality. Which, as one spin of Heroine attests, is what they've achieved. "We are so pleased," Moore says. "Before we started, we all said, 'We're not going to make this record unless it's a record we truly love.' And we did. This is the first time I've ever been so proud of a piece of art in my life."

This didn't happen overnight. Formed in 2002 by Richter and Good in their hometown of Orlando, Florida, it wasn't until FFTL began recording their Epitaph debut Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has A Body Count that the band's line-up began to congeal. Living in Los Angeles and half-heartedly playing in another band, the then 15-year-old Moore decided to spend a few weeks with the band in Georgia, where they were recording their debut. His timing couldn't have been better. Moore arrived just as Good and Richter parted with their original singer and they were in the process of filling in the vocal gap on their own. After hearing Moore singing backups in the studio one day, a decision was made: Moore was in.

Perhaps unsurprisingly the remainder of Dear Diary came together almost as quickly. Good and Richter had written the album in two weeks; Moore completed his vocals in the same space. They were barely a band in some senses, ...

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