While recording their first six track EP, Jesse Lacey left the band to form Brand New with Brian Lane, the drummer of The Rookie Lot.Then, John Nolan half jokingly asked his friend, Adam Lazzara from North Carolina if he would move to Long Island and play bass for the band.He looks at the near-Shakespearean setting and sighs, “This really is one of my favourite venues in the world and I’ve been fucking everywhere! Propelling into classic after classic, Nolan and Lazzara’s vocal waterfalls are as tight as days of old with their ranges ricocheting off each other in ‘A Decade Under The Influence’ and ‘Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)’.Transporting the crowd straight back to those long days of jumping in the river, drinking warm cider in the park and screaming ‘to hell with you and all your friends’ like a prayer.
And the dating started from the tour as they were totally in love with each other.
After a fractured history of instability and line-up changes, the band’s classic line-up, with John Nolan and Shaun Cooper, is back for a second outing and the excitement, helped partly from an explosive set by The Marmozets, is palpable.
After hurtling straight into the jagged riffs of ‘What’s It Feel Like To Be A Ghost’, frontman Adam Lazzara sways and swaggers, his grizzly mane of side-parted brown hair framing his eyes.
that even the most hardcore TBS fans had long ago given up the notion of guitarist/vocalist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper reconciling with frontman Adam Lazzara, guitarist Eddie Reyes and drummer Mark O' Connell.
So even though the fivesome have buried the requisite hatchets and completed a new album together (their first in nine years), there's still an air of trepidation surrouding the whole proceedings.