Soapbox Army is:
Dan Tucker - Guitar, Vox | Simon Fishburn - Drums, Samples, Background Vox | Zac Selissen - Guitar (Live) | Billy Smolen - Bass (Live)
Part indie-pop band, part rock band, part whatever-strikes-the-old-fancy band, Soapbox Army began as a folk solo project by NYC-based songwriter, Dan Tucker. Originally working on a 3-track demo alongside Brooklyn producer Little Pioneer (Craig Levy), Dan soon realized he had enough material for a full-length LP. Never wanting to be a solo act, he came up with the name Soapbox Army and began assembling a band.
Soapbox Army's self-titled debut was released in April 2009. The album went on to garner many positive reviews as the band began playing shows all over the NYC/Tri-State area, including headlining gigs in prominent venues such as Pianos, Arlene's Grocery and Santos Party House. The band followed that up with 2012's Reactor, once again working with producer Little Pioneer.
After being invited to play NYC's inaugural CBGB Music and Film Festival in late 2013, the band teamed up with engineer Oliver Straus, founder of Mission Sound (Mumford & Sons, Arctic Monkeys, Neon Trees) to begin recording their EP Maps. The EP, released in September 2014, was produced, engineered and mixed by Matt Basile (Proper Pop) and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Evren Goknar (Lenny Kravitz, Red Hot Chili Peppers) at Capitol Mastering. The result was very much Soapbox Army, but also very much an evolution in sound and style. The songs are atmospheric but punchy, with hints of electronica, but also accessible, in line with the band's earlier work.
With drummer Simon Fishburn on board, the band began moving forward as a duo, with additional accompaniment for live shows. Simon's dynamic drumming style, combined with Dan's emotive voice and reflective lyrics, made for the sound of a band that was really coming into its own.
Soapbox Army's latest EP, Attics, was released in spring 2017. The band is planning shows all around the northeast for winter and spring 2019, with touring and festival plans in development for the near future.