TBA – Lansare “It’s Something” in Motiv – Contemporary-Establishment

TBA – Lansare “It’s Something” in Motiv

Vineri 25 mai am fost in Motiv unde a avut lov un foarte frumos concert de lansare al EP-ului intitulat “It’s something” al baietilor de la TBA. Incalzirea au facut-o cei de la Zero Fox Given si The Jabba. Atmosfera misto cu oameni de treaba si muzica buna. Recomand sa cumparat si sa ascultati “It’s Somethig”. Suna foarte bine, este compus bine si  produs bine. Las aici cateva foto de vineri sa vedeti cam care a fost atmosfera. Pentru mai multe fotografii viziteaza contemporary-establishment.ro/foto-concerte iar pentru filmari live http://www.youtube.com/c/contemporaryestablishmentro Nu uita de Like, Share & Subscribe to spread the love for music. Mulatm’ Teodora Georgescu pentru ajutorul acordat la crearea materialului. Cheers!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Coming from the overcrowded capital of Romania, Bucharest, TBA started just like any other band when a guy (Matei-bass) wanted to start a punk band and he knew some other guys (Leo – vox, guitar; Matei – guitar, vox; Razvan – drums) that wanted more or less the same thing. Picking a name was easy since we had more important things to worry about and TBA seemed like the name you’d someday see on a concert or festival poster. About a month after our first rehearsal together we had written our first song, Lost and Found, and had our first concert, riddled with covers and guest appearances from our friends in the local punk scene.

A few months and one drummer (enters André from Portugal) later we were ready (or so we thought) to embark on our first tour, with Volstead Akt (Fr) and Agora (Ro), with a rented van and no drummer, since André couldn’t make it on such short notice. Halfway through the tour, after a dull set of concerts in Romania, we had abandoned the drum machine and put Leo in charge of the drums, without knowing how to drum, crashed the van, somehow replaced it with a small hatchback, got to France and met up with Dragos, a hitchhiker friend of Leo’s, who took over on guitar whenever he could find a ride to the next gig. It was there that we had the best two weeks of our lives, playing and sleeping in squats, being treated like old friends and recording our first demo at our friends’ place.

In the following year we played every gig we could that didn’t require a van, we followed Gnarwolves and Despite Everything on tour (we only needed a regular car) and opened for them on all three of their Romanian dates, without anyone asking us to and we started working on our first EP, Evenings, which we recorded over 3-4 days at our rehearsal room and released through our own record label, Overdue Records.

Evenings, our first EP is a small collection of our best songs at that time. We decided to name it this way because we barely see each other during daytime; all the songs were written and composed in the evening.

Lost and found is our first song ever and it’s like a preview of our band. Melodic riffs with melancholic lyrics but also angry and fast parts. Just like our lives.

Don’t grow old is (obviously) about not being too old to start a band and follow your dreams even if you are from a shitty city or country.

Bored was written while watching some tour videos from bands like Gnarwolves or Such Gold while I was in my little boring home town.

That’s when I saw the pictures of the life I wanted to live and felt a big disappointment over my childhood friends because we all dreamed about having a band and tour and skate the fuck outta this world. There is also a video of this song on our youtube channel. Well, now it’s all about the money and two of us work as bartenders that’s why we don’t know if it’s day or it’s night. We only know that the best part of the week are the evenings we meet and rehearse or compose some tunes.

Evenings was out on the 9th of September in a beautiful evening with lots of friends. It was the first time we experienced sing along and it was awesome. More to come. More TBA.

TBA plays an unequal mix of punk, melodic hardcore, pop punk and post rock with influences from bands like Lagwagon, Title Fight, Gnarwolves, NOFX, Explosions in the Sky. TBA stands for not waiting around. Not waiting to find that perfect name, not waiting to have more than one song, not waiting until the songs sound perfect to play them, not waiting to find a drummer before you plan the tour (actually when we planned the tour we did have a drummer), not waiting to get your own van and not waiting for someone to magically offer you a record deal.