We Are the Public
The Public was formed in 2003 by drummer bryan besse and guitarist jack champagne with the singular goal of creating the band they wanted to listen to. Singer/guitarist travis shuler soon joined the lineup and the trio began working on a few songs inspired by 60's pop, 70's glam, 80's UK goth/postpunk, and 90's britpop. A few months later, with The Public's first show already booked, bassist ryan plattsmeir joined just in time to complete the group before it hit the stage. An ep was released shortly afterward titled 'we are The Public' and the band has since played many successful shows in their hometown of new orleans and around the U.S. 'Saturn Missile Battery', their independantly produced full length, was released March, 2005. The follow-up 'No Love Is Permanent' is due winter, 2006.