For The Winning formula… By Ryan Houston
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The latest, in a long line of boy bands ready to take on the screaming hordes is FTW (For The Winning) who have created a bit of a buzz about themselves because, as their facebook page describes them, they are the UK’s No1 new boyband. With the current world success of One Direction it seems that youthful sexiness is still much in demand (although here at the Bent office… it never went away)
FTW have signed to Universal Records and, having spent the last year touring the UK appearing alongside artists such as The Saturdays, Example, Alexandra Burke, McFly plus former X Factor winners and finalists the boys hope that their latest single will catapult them into the charts.
What first sparked the creation of FTW?
Social media played a massive part in the formation of the band. We all met through friends of friends on Facebook and we started going out on nights out. When we got to know each other better we all started singing and trying out different sounds and it was kind of a natural progression from there. We then secured a gig in Birmingham where we got scouted… the rest is history.
You guys have been dubbed as the No1 new boy band in the country by the media, how does that feel?
It feels amazing to be given that kind of accolade. We just hope we can live up to the hype now. We’re really happy with the sound we’ve chosen and hope that everyone else likes the track and gets behind us.
What is the new single about and what do you hope for it?
‘Loveshot’ is the kind of song we’d all love to dance and sing along to when we’re out in a club. We wanted a song that would be ‘cool’ to play to our mates. Something we’d enjoy listening to and that’s where ‘Loveshot’ came from. We were sick of songs about how guys are too cool to admit they like a someone, and ‘Loveshot’ is about when you see that one person across a club and you’re instantly besotted with them – they’ve got you ‘Loveshot’
You guys have appeared alongside some amazing performers, who has been your favourite?
Some that have been right up there at the top have to be Mutya Buena from the Sugababes and also Example, he was just so down to earth and really friendly.
What can fans expect from you in the near future?
Well we’re carrying on promoting ourselves up and down the UK, getting the FTW name out there. Unlike other bands out there at the minute we’re working from the ground up so there’s still so much more for us to do. We want to get out there and meet as many people as we can and get them involved in the FTW journey – build more weekenders!
The debut single ‘Loveshot’ is now available on iTunes. nz hookups