If a band called The Moth & The Flame doesn’t sound familiar to you yet, they will soon. Hailing from Provo, UT and coming together in 2011, they are now a three-piece alternative rock band. The Moth & The Flame are comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Brandon Robbins, keyboardist Mark Garbett, and drummer Andrew Tolman.
Early August, I fell in love with The Moth & The Flame after seeing them open for Bear Hands and Atlas Genius. To be quite honest, I had no idea who they were, and was seriously anticipating them to be a weird emo band, and for me to be stuck in the middle of a circle pit during their set (I’m down for that during a show, but not every show, you know?). Lucky for me, they weren’t that – at all. When they came out on stage, there was a seriously magical energy that I had only felt when I saw my favorite bands perform. They made me want to get on stage and start playing an epic guitar solo, but all in all, they made me feel excited about music in a way that I hadn’t felt in a long time.
The Moth & The Flame describe their sound as something that “walks the line between mass appeal and artistic integrity,” and it definitely shows through their music and presence on stage. They have two LPs out at the moment, the debut record “&” released in 2013, and sophomore record “Young & Unafraid” which was released earlier this year. Plus you can catch them on tour with Young Rising Sons and 888 later this fall (a total dream lineup!!), and find tour dates here. Take a listen, let us know what you think of The Moth & The Flame, and check out both Kayla Surico’s photos from the House of Blues, Orlando FL on June 8, 2016, and my photos from The Observatory, Santa Ana CA on August 1, 2016 below!
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