The band Oh No Fiasco has finally received their big break upon signing with Five Seven Music and are about to kick off a nationwide tour, beginning in the city where they got their start — Knoxville.
The tour begins Saturday at Relix Variety Theatre in the Old City.
The band got together about three years ago when vocalist Lindsey Stamey met bassist Thomas Boyd after one of his band's shows and almost immediately became a member.
"I'd been playing in bands since I was about 15," Stamey said.
Since many of those bands had been her brother's, she said she felt right at home with the group of guys. For about a year the band traveled and played under the name, The Few. Boyd cleared away some confusion behind the band's current name.
"It means nothing," he said, chuckling.
After fighting for URL space with another band and a few drinks at a T.G.I. Friday's in Michigan, the band came up with the name Oh No Fiasco. The band maintains modesty when asked about their success and making it big.
"I don't think we've gotten there," Boyd said, "We've pulled some people in Knoxville, but we've been in the past year, just recording."
"By the end of this year we will know," Stamey added, considering the tour and the release of their new CD.
Their album, "Where's the Fire?" is set to hit stores later this year, and has the band buzzing with excitement after a full year of recording in New York.
"There's a lot of things we're not allowed to say," Boyd said. He reassured that it is true the band is "a lot less rock oriented."
"Lyrically It's just kind of fighting self doubt ... so it's not like all bummer songs. It's like a struggle within yourself to be completely content," Stamey said.
They don't plan to keep their new sound under wraps long. Oh No Fiasco plans to debut songs from the album during the upcoming tour, starting with Knoxville. The tour heads out west to Dallas for their first major show with The Dirty Heads and Shiny Toy Guns. They will perform at least 25 shows during this tour and are eager to get back out on the road.
"That's what we like the most. We're naturally kind of gypsies. We like to travel all the time," Stamey said about touring after the band's long break.
As for fans, Oh No Fiasco credits a nice base here in Knoxville, but the hype for Saturday's show appears to be among new fans who haven't seen the band perform before. Sara Ryals, a new fan of the local band and freshman in kinesiology, said she was eager for the concert.
"I haven't heard much of the band, but I think I'll like it," she said. "I've heard some of their stuff and it sounds really good."
The concert is on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8:00 p.m. at Relix Variety Theatre. Admission is $5 at the door.