Going into their ninth year as a band, Kingston, PA’s very own Title Fight has gained a lot of attention and is one of those bands that will get you pumped. Known for their CRAZY crowd and high-volumed shows, Title Fight takes the best of their hard punk style and plays from their roots. Signed to SideOneDummy Records, Title Fight has toured with New Found Glory, Bayside and Senses Fail and are also becoming a regular on the hardcore festival circuit playing such fests as This Is Hardcore, United Blood and Sound and Fury.
Dating back to 2003, Title Fight originally formed as a three-man band with Jamie Rhoden on guitar and vocals and twin brothers Ned and Ben Russin on bass and drums respectively. The band added Shane Moran on second guitar in 2005 and recorded two demos over the next two years. Playing tons of shows in the Wilkes-Barre area, Title Fight has formed one of the strongest PA-fan bases.
After releasing four demos from 2003-06, Title Fight recorded a split with the Erection Kids in 2007 on FlightPlan Records and quickly followed up their first release with the Kingston 7″ in 2008. The Last Thing You Forget 7″ was recorded in December 2008 at the Getaway Group in Massachusetts with Jay Maas and released in June 2009 on Run for Cover Records. The 7″ featured three new songs while the CD release featured all of their releases to date. This was followed by a US tour with New Found Glory.
On January 19, 2011, Title Fight signed to SideOneDummy Records and announced they had finished recording their debut full-length. The band will also embark on their first headline tour in 2011 with The Menzingers, Touche Amore, Dead End Path and Shook Ones.
The band released their new album, Shed, on May 3, 2011. On February 10, they released a new song off Shed for free download entitled 27 and Shed’s album artwork. On February 23, SideOneDummy posted pre-orders for a new Title Fight 7″ called “Flood of ’72”. The 7″ featured the song from Shed along with an acoustic version of the song, and was released on April 12.
On May 20, the band announced that they would play their first Australian tour with Touché Amoré in September 2011…and they didn’t stop there. After the Aussie trip, they decided to hit on a huge 22 date European tour, visiting France, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, the UK and finishing in Ireland with a final show in Dublin.
As Title Fight found themselves on the peek of success, they were featured on the cover of AP Magazine in November 2011. You can also catch the band at this year’s Warped Tour, as through the Vans Warped Tour website, it was announced that Title Fight would be joining the 2012 tour.