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The Foamers first got together back in 1996, and were formed in a pub in Epsom, Surrey by Chris, Carlos and Kerem, soon to be joined by Tom. After a few months of writing and practising in true punk rock fashion they recorded a bunch of tracks in a local studio which had been converted from a public toilet. This would become "You What? You Heard!", the title taken from the Snuff track Jo Whiley Steve Lamacq 2 from their Caught In Session album. Snuff were a huge influence The Foamers' earlier career — including covers of Martin and Defeat — and most notably on the songs Top Nippy and An Open Letter.
Tent City Records, from New York, got hold of the demo and asked The Foamers to do a record for them, so in June 1999 the band jetted off to the USA to record their debut full length, "6 Pints None the Wiser". With the album (released in June 2000) described as a mix of 4/4 punk, ska and oi, with influences of Snuff and Choking Victim, The Foamers found lots of new fans.
Amongst many other gigs, in the summer of 2001 The Foamers embarked on a tour with Leftöver Crack, and became friends with the band who are also a massive influence. After a few months The Foamers headed back to the studio to record 3 tracks for release on their own label, Plopstars Recordings. The title track, Football was an anti-hooligan song, and 2 tracks from "6 Pints…" were also included, as recorded live whilst on tour with Capdown and Howards Alias.
After a show one night at the Underworld, Camden supporting Hellcat punks F-Minus, The Foamers became part of the Household Name Records family, and plans for the label to release their second album were hatched. Vigorous touring followed, including another tour with Leftöver Crack in summer 2002, then with Big D and the Kids Table and Dan Potthast of MU330 in December 2002.
2003 was taken up with touring, writing new songs, and several line up changes. Then towards the end of the year The Foamers descended upon John Hannon's "No" Recording Studios (Hundred Reasons, Capdown, Link 80, Five Knuckle, Adequate Seven have all passed through there at one time) to record their self-titled second album.
The Foamers split amicably in 2004.
- Kerem: guitar, vocals, drums on S/T
- Carlos: guitar, vocals
- Christian: bass, vocals
- Robin: drums
- Tom: bass
- Chris: drums
|1998||5 Track Demo||self-released|
|1999||3 Track Demo||self-released|
EPs and Albums
|1999||You What? You Heard!||self-released|
|2001||Six Pints None The Wiser||Tent City Records|
|2002||Football EP||Plopstar Records|
|2004||self-titled album||Household Name Records|
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