Originally the brainchild and domain of keyboardist/producer Col Bennett, the Bay Area unit accrued dynamic singer Ollie Wride in 2016 and now include guitarist Josh Dally in their ranks. The trio is on the road together throughout the spring and early summer. Judging from the various live clips found on YouTube, FM-84’s devout fans are big on audience participation, and their magnetic frontman knows how to pump them up. He even whips out a keytar onstage. While it has been three years since the release of their excellent debut album Atlas, the group put out the ballad “Bend & Break” on Valentine’s Day. Hopefully, more new music is on the way. Wride recently released three solo tunes as well, with a full album in the works.
In the meantime, check out FM-84 live if they come to your town. Below you can watch their animated and extended rendition of “Running In The Night” and their cover of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” from their recent gig at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Following those is a clip of their 2017 single “Never Stop” from their London show this past February. Check here for current and updated tour dates.