Tooth & Nail, 13Star
Tooth & Nail Records
| Indietronica, dance-rock, emo, pop punk, metalcore (early), Christian metalcore|
Salem, New Hampshire, United States (2003)
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And Then There Were None was an American rock band from Salem, New Hampshire. They recorded an independent album before releasing their label debut, Who Speaks for Planet Earth?, on Tooth & Nail Records in 2009. The latter album made Billboard's Christian Albums chart.
And Then There Were None formed in 2003 as a metalcore band, and toured across the United States in support of their highly acclaimed self-released EP "6,000 tries". The band supposedly chose the name because as they were searching sparknotes.com, the title for the Agatha Christie novel from which the band got their name was situated between Aerosmith and As I Lay Dying. The members of And Then There Were None loved the idea of being situated between those two bands they admired and decided to adopt the name.
In 2007, they went through a transition, from metal to incorporating more electronica elements. New members also joined in that year creating a new working dynamic. Dance music came easily and allowed for more freedom. It also gave them the opportunity to play more light-hearted, uplifting music.
They signed to Tooth & Nail Records in 2008 and released the single "Reinventing Robert Cohn" in January 2009. Their full-length album Who Speaks for Planet Earth? was released February 24 of that year. This album reached #16 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart and #14 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Then in December 2009, the band released an online copy of a remix of "Thank the Watchmaker" in an acoustic version.
They released a cover of the Christmas single "Where Are You Christmas?" on October 29, 2010 and their upcoming single, "Stuttering" (which has already made its way into their concert set list) will be released shortly after.
On July 1, 2011 Tooth & Nail records announced the band has formed a new project called Young London. Young London released two singles, "Let Me Go" and "Celebrity", and released a full-length album in January 10, 2012
And Then There Were None incorporate techno-pop influences such as Basshunter. Like many other Tooth & Nail artists, And Then There Were None is often viewed as "essentially a Christian band". However, according to an interview with the band shortly after the release of Who Speaks for Planet Earth?, with the exception of the drummer Ryan Manning, all members are atheist or agnostic. This would explain that although they are not explicitly Christian in their songs, their music does allude to many of their beliefs.
All members are vegetarians and are heavily involved with PETA. They set up tables at their concerts, which inform fans of the organization and their beliefs on animal rights. Matt Rhodes, in speaking about their activism, says that endorsing a cause was an essential part of the punk movement. Although that sentiment has faded over the years, And Then There Were None will continue to speak up about their beliefs. In referring to animals in particular, Rhodes is also quoted as saying, “Furthermore, the unnecessary killing of animals for food is not only disgusting, but wrong. We all strongly believe in speaking out for animals, and refuse to be silenced to please the general public." Current
Matt Rhoades - vocals, programming
Nick Massahos - guitars
Sean Sweeney - guitars
Ryan Manning - drums
Matt McCommish - synth, programming
Chris Gagne - vocals
Mike Moderski - bass
J. Sjostrom - guitar
Derrick Flanagin - drums
Nick Kane Miskell - bass
Jeffrey Michael Cheever - vocals
Reinventing Robert CohnWho Speaks for Planet Earth? · 2009And Then There Were None (band) Wikipedia
Thank the WatchmakerWho Speaks for Planet Earth? · 2009
Action Is the AnecdoteWho Speaks for Planet Earth? · 2009