Honor Bright surprised their longtime pop-punk fans with Roll Credits in late March 2019, years after their last release. The 25-song release is a collection of live recordings, b-sides, digital singles and demos gathered from 2006 through 2015. The songs were part of sessions or shows during their releases of Build Hearts From Stars, If This Was A Movie, Action! Drama! Suspense! and the singles Arizona and Waiting for the End.
Honor Bright - who’ve drawn comparisons to bands like Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, and All Time Low - began in 2006, following a short-lived hardcore stint between founding front man Liam DiCosimo and guitarist/vocalist Tim Paige. “We didn’t want to just call it quits, so we decided we were going to start playing the kind of music we grew up listening to, like Green Day and MXPX. Something closer to a pop-punk sound,” explains DiCosimo. “But, because we all came from rock & roll and hardcore bands, we wanted to still have that rock edge to it.” By the close of 2006, bassist Anthony Merritt, drummer Curt Henry, and guitarist Ryan Gilmore joined the fold, solidifying the band’s lineup.
Action! Drama! Suspense! was produced by former A Day To Remember guitarist Tom Denney and Go Radio front man Jason Lancaster (ex-Mayday Parade). The band is known for super-catchy and fun-filled anthems that flood each record and are punctuated by the band’s duel-vocals approach with plenty of band and crowd gang vocals at live shows.
“We write our songs more like they’re conversations,” says DiCosimo. “I would say the underlying theme would be the sorts of conversations you’ll have with your friends, your band mates, your girlfriend, ex girlfriend, whatever. We’ve always wanted to make it so the songs could be accessible and people could listen to a song and equate it to their own lives. There are common themes; heartbreak, hanging out with your friends, loving what you do. These are concepts that anyone of any age can identify with.” Honor Bright, who’ve shared the stage with The Maine, From First To Last, and Emarosa’s Jonny Craig, have appeared on MTV’s erstwhile flagship show “TRL” and have been hailed by the media, including Alternative Press (AP) and AMP magazines. AP once named the group one of it’s “100 Bands You Need To Know” for 2010, which led the band to a prime slot on their South By Southwest showcase as well as a spot on the Bamboozle Festival in New Jersey.