Genres:Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, Rock - New Wave, Rock - Indie Rock
"A hook and synth-laden wall of sound decorated with memorabilia from 70s punk rock, 80s new wave, 90s club music and, well, just about anything else you can think of! With a timeless showmanship and knack for comedic timing, this two-person Austin, Texas outfit is guaranteed to start a full-on dance party with or without you." - Shawn Petsche, Sled Island Music Festival
Before Dawn delivers a show that is exciting from the moment they walk on stage to the moment they exit. It is no surprise to find out that this duo majored in theater, and in fact that is where Rob and Kate met. Their stage show is 100% Rock and Roll Theater! That’s right ladies and gentlemen, we are witnessing the glorious return of the almighty guitar solo; but you don’t have to stop dancing to enjoy it!
Before Dawn is a “Super hot DIY Duo who makes sexy, nerdy, dance music with heavy beats, epic rock guitars, and experimental pop aesthetics. Austin, TX’s bravest buzz band!” - INsite Magazine
Before Dawn is somehow able to craft catchy pop songs with the aggressiveness of a heavy metal band while being both experimental and on the bleeding edge. This duo even builds some of their own synthesizers. Though Before Dawn has never striven to model their sound after other bands... most frequently fans immediately draw comparisons to The Killers, The B52’s, Talking Heads, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse.
Despite being a duo, Before Dawn creates a massive wall of sound and provides a huge, personality filled, stadium sized performance in a small, convenient package. “...it's hard to believe that its just two people creating such a thick and robust yet perky sound.” – Unsigned The Magazine
Rob and Kate base themselves in Austin, TX and tour frequently. They have played in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, Miami, Orlando, Tampa/St. Pete and Sarasota as well as many more cities in Florida, Wisconsin and Canada all while continuing to excite audiences around Central Texas. Before Dawn has also been wowing crowds at festivals such as Tropical Heat Wave, North VS. South, Texas Rock Fest, Mid Point Music Festival, Steel Bridge Songfest and Sled Island Festival in Calgary just to name a few. To date Before Dawn has had two releases, “Drowning” and “Beats for Heat”, a LP and an EP respectively. The duo recently completed their sophomore full length album, “Brush with Greatness”, to be released April 2011. As the buzz continues to grow the momentum of this touring machine will not slow down any time soon.
Here is what some other people said about Before Dawn:
“I Love them... The best fun I have seen on stage in forever!”
– Whiskey on a Wire
“Their set is one of the few that I sing along with loudly; no matter what amount of genetic engineering better showmen or women could not be created, period.”
– riTchN, SubNatural
"Former Floridians, former stage actors, Rob and Kate know how to put on a great live show: Once saw these guys play a tiny crowd in a tiny venue, and they poured it out as if playing to a stadium filled with their best friends."
-Austin Independent Music Noise