Fat-bottomed dance beats and synth melodies, soaring guitar and gripping vocals are a few ways to describe the sophomore release from Former Champions, Special FX Machine. Blending the genres of electronica and rock, the songs on this album were created from months of composing and live show testing, revising, and editing to reach their final form.
Based out of Richmond, Virginia, Former Champions showcase both electro rock vocal led compositions as well as an array of instrumentally driven organic electronic pieces. This sonic blend of synthesized keyboards, sub-bass, distorted guitar, harmonized vocals, samples, and a multitude of drums and percussion combine to create what the band describes as “street music.”
2013 will be a busy year for Former Champions, as they hit the road with a heavy tour schedule in support of this album including appearances at many festivals across the country. For those who haven't yet heard Former Champions they are often compared to those they have shared the stage with, including Lotus, The New Deal, Conspirator, EOTO, Perpetual Groove, Papadosio, Dopapod, and many others.