The guys in Fingers Crossed would rather you label them a “punk” band who play catchy tunes than a pop-punk band who raise a little bit of raucous here and there. The Houston area quartet call themselves the “Houston Assholes” with pride. Their brand of up-tempo, in-your-face punk is sticky sweet but deliver just enough of a kick to keep all you moshers happy. Enjoy without remorse!
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Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Andrew plays guitar and fixes all the equipment. Chad plays drums and loves his girlfriend. Jacob is the looker of the band, and he happens to play bass. Zach drives the van, lifts the heavy things, and plays guitar.
What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
The band formed in Houston in 2009 and after a few years rise to local fame, Andrew and myself (Zach) moved to Austin for college. We call ourselves the Houston Assholes because we formed there, but now we’re a Texas’ punk band because we’re split amongst the cities.
How did the band come together? How long has it been?
We’ve been together since high school; we’re wrapping up our fourth year together. We just kind of realized that we all like the same music and would see each other in the hallways wearing the same band shirts and it all just clicked.
Why should people listen to your band?
We’re very different than your average ‘pop punk’ band. We actually like being called JUST punk. We play very fast and have the most punk songs that are simultaneously catchy. The riffs and lyrics will hook you. Scouts honor.
How have you grown since you started?
Well we’ve been through a couple line-up changes. The original bassist and drummer decided after our first big tour that the road wasn’t something they wanted to be a part of. On top of member changes, our style has changed SIGNIFICANTLY. If you listen to our entire catalogue from the first EP, We Fight Girls, to our latest record, Dedos Crusados, you can hear and appreciate the time we’ve taken to find our niche and develop our sound as musicians and as a punk band. Our music literally grew up.
What sets you apart from other bands?
It seems like a lot of bands when you first hear them, another band immediately comes to mind. I feel like our band doesn’t have that first effect. The first time you listen to Dedos Crusados, front to back, you scratch your head (with enjoyment) trying to put your fingers on all the things you like about it and appreciate that we draw from our influences without outright mimicking them. Plus, a lot of bands lately seem to be playing very slow and sad… We play fast. Don’t get us wrong, we’re upset and pissed off, but we’re angry at a way higher tempo.