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The Noise FM

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Genres  Indie rock
Website  The Noise FM
Years active  2005–present
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Origin  Fort Scott, Kansas, United States
Labels  Algae Records (United States)
Members  Alex Ward Austin Ward Barry Kidd
Albums  Dream Of The Attack, Enclave, Attraction, Hot Sauce: The Noise FM Live From Record Bar

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The Noise FM is a musical group composed of brothers Alex (Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar) and Austin Ward (Drums, Vocals). The band performs live as a trio with Barry Kidd playing bass. The band's sound is commonly described as a blend of melodic, beat-and-keyboard-driven, indie-rock. The Noise FM is based in Chicago, Illinois.


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The Noise FM was formed in the summer of 2005 when two prominent Fort Scott, Kansas, bands came to an end. The original quartet consisted of Alex and Austin Ward of Pond Monkeys and Trent Pruitt and Duncan Cheney of Army of Prawnz. The band's original intention was to write enough material in a two-week span to play an upcoming benefit concert. Needless to say, the band's six-song debut performance was rough. But what began as a one-off concert soon became a full-time band. During the early days the band wore a lot of cargo pants and occasionally shorts on stage.

In 2007, following the departure of Trent and Duncan, the band relocated to Lawrence, Kansas, with Derek Wright on bass, and later Oliver Mosier. Bass players are hard to find and even harder to hold on to.

While in Lawrence, the band released the full-length “Dream of the Attack” in 2008. A couple of tunes found their way into video games and television shows:

The synth-rocker "Simple Simone" was featured on the European-only release SBK '09 Superbike World Champsionship on Xbox. The game's not available in America, so no one is sure if it actually exists.

"Only Human" is on Tap Tap Revenge 3 for iPhone, but none of the guys in the band have iPhones.

The riff-heavy "Iron Lung" is featured in the Fox College Sports Best of 2009 television special. It's a sports show.

In May 2010, The Noise FM released "Enclave," which is probably a better record than "Dream of the Attack," but it was NOT featured on Fox College Sports. Still, "Enclave" was enough to earn the band recognition as one of the top 25 artists to watch by and led to the title of "Best Indie-Rock Band 2010" by The Pitch magazine in Kansas City.

In 2010, The Noise FM relocated to Chicago, Illinois, where they found Barry Kidd on bass, who was hired from Craiglist because of his awesome name.


  • The Noise (2005)
  • Night of the Sentinels (2007)
  • Dream of the Attack (2009)
  • Enclave (2010)
  • Attraction (2014)
  • Songs

    Keep Me in the DarkAttraction · 2014
    Every Other WordAttraction · 2014
    Crooked SmileAttraction · 2014


    The Noise FM Wikipedia