Est. late 2005 aged just 14 and 15 Middle Finger Salute have gone from strength to strength, playing with punk legends such as Stiff Little Fingers, The Buzzcocks, Rancid, and the Misfits to name but a few.
The band embarked on their first uk tour in early 2007 as part of the Easter Punk Feast annual tour along side punk rock heroes the Angelic Upstarts and The Vibrators, the band being the youngest ever to be a part of the tour at just 16 and 17.
The years following the tour Middle Finger Salute became regulars at Rebellion Festival in the UK and Europe. As well as this Middle Finger Salute played Germany’s best punk festival, Punk and Disorderly in Berlin in 2009.
Evolving as a band Middle Finger Salute gained a place on the East Coast leg of the US Vans Warped Tour 2009 being one of only a handful of UK bands on the tour along with Gallows and The Blackout. Since then Middle Finger Salute have been back to the United States playing with Riverboat Gamblers at the world renowned SXSW music industry festival and were invited back on to the Vans Warped for a longer leg in 2010. As well as being fortunate enough to appear on the 2009 and 2010 official Warped Tour Compilation CD’s.
Middle Finger Salute signed to Team Beard Records in 2011 and released their debut album 'Old Friends, New Bruises' on Circuit Scene Records in November 2012.
Following an appearance at the UK Vans Warped Tour at Alexandra Palace, London in November 2012, the band went to the US once more to tour the entire US leg for 3 months.
The 'We Are The Sleepless' EP was recorded in 2010 and self released by the band in May 2010 to coincide with a full UK & German tour which took in several festivals. The EP includes guest vocals from Justin Sane (Antiflag).
The band have been kind enough to allow us to put the EP up on Bandcamp for free download, so you can hear what they are about. If you feel like donating a few quid to help them out whilst they slave away in the studio, please feel free. If you want to rip this EP for nothing then please check the guys out when they are back on the road and buy a shirt. It all helps!
Check out the band at their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/middlefingersaluteband