"The Bravery" is an American alternative rock band from New York City that consists of Sam Endicott, John Conway, Anthony Burulcich, Michael Zakarin, and Mike Hindirt. Their debut album reached the top twenty in the United States and the top five in the United Kingdom. Their musical style has been compared to The Strokes, The Cure, New Order, The Smiths, and, most notably, The Killers.
The New York five-piece got its start in early 2003. After playing its first gig at the Stinger Club in Brooklyn in mid-summer, the Bravery's post-punk-influenced dance rock was all the rage. A residency at Arlene's Grocery and whispers on the street eventually led the Bravery to a recording contract with Island Def Jam in the States and Loog in the U.K. The Unconditional EP followed in early 2005. The Village Voice proclaimed the Bravery to be "New York's Official Next Big Thing" while MTV and Rolling Stone hailed them as an artist to watch. Also, The band were tipped in the BBC News "Sound of 2005" as 2005's most promising act. They released their debut album, ''The Bravery'', on March 14, 2005 in the U.K. (March 29, 2005 in the U.S.), following releases of "Unconditional" and "Honest...
|origin||New York City, United States|
|music genre||Alternative rock, Post-punk revival|
|Island Records current members|| Sam Endicott|
John Conway (musician)