Inside Five Minutes
In late '99 the future members of Inside Five Minutes were surrounded by a vast amount of fashion savvy, derivative, wannabe musicians. They all held a hearty desire to collectively organize a group with musically based songwriting. Inside Five Minutes arose as a vehicle for them to put this desire into practice. Maturing musically in the early to mid '90s underground and mainstream music scenes, each member played in different local band incarnations with some earning their chops touring the United $tates. As prior attempts failed, the timing was right for a band built on a foundation of musicianship and punk rock ethics... The result was a countless number of blown tubes, ripped drumheads, and PA systems they still don't know how to work.
In the past three years Inside Five Minutes has had two releases. Their debut album, "Stately Chaos Home" was released in Oct. '00 by Makoto Recordings. It documents the energy behind the band and its early songwriting abilities. The live shows of this era left the local scene stunned by a wall of sound that was more action than showmanship. The second release was a split 7" with Tight Bros From Way Back When (Kill Rock Stars), released in March '02 as part of Makoto Recordings limited edition split 7" series. The heavy classic sound of the song "Street Rats" was featured on the release.
The band entered a Toronto studio in January '03 to record an EP for Down Peninsula Audio. The new recording titled "7 Song EP" presents the bands most focused and mature material to date. With a May '03 release and tours to follow it should be an interesting year for the band.