Ash and Pooya came up with the idea of the band back in 2006.FONT was later joined by Souroush as ( Drummer ) and Kaveh as ( Bassist ).At the time, it seemed that the band is really hitting it off and soon they gained major recognition in the small music community of Iran as They Played unbelievable shows in Universities and small underground places which had a Huge success and lead their way to a serious career and going global.
The band recorded its first EP DEMO album " A lovely day to kill a moment " in 2007, which was mainly Indie-rock and punk-rock and Never hit any music stores !
It was in August 1st 2007 when the band made the history in Iran's music history by managing an underground rock concert with some other bands in Karaj ( Tehran Suburb ). Ofcourse things like that happen rarely in a country such as Iran. So there was no wonder that the crowd rushed to the biggest event in history. Nearly 600 people gathered around. From regular teenagers to other musicians, actors, students and so on, It was the first world class Open-Air Concert after irans 1979 revolution.
The music was going and laughter floating when doors were crashed by the Iranian Police. Mercedes benzes, helicopters and police forces rushed in. " people trying to escape through the walls, screaming and running, I was just lying on the grass, numb, shocked but unable to make a move. Escaping was a brief moment that passed my mind but staying and sticking to my brother and friends and to our instruments made more sense at that moment, Knowing what we did was Playing Music !!!" Ash recalls.
Nearly 250 people were arrested that day accused of attending a "satanic" party and disrupting moralities. All the band members were sentenced to prison for 21 days.
After taking the charges, the band gathered around, totally devistated. To total surprise they didnít back off but Recorded their second Collection " A free world Isnt It? " which is 3 Tracks of Speed up Indie rock songs.
Their style changed from a rock and roll band to mainly a more Minimal-Pop Sound, influenced by bands such as blocparty and Foals and persons such as Philip Glass and Steve reich, they used minimal harmonies in their musical composition. Although music was going well, the band faced some difficulties within itself when Souroush ( former Drummer ) declared that he was no longer willing to accompany the band. As before FONT never crashed and was joined by Ali as the new drummer.
The band became even more influenced by Their own kind of Composition and tried to get even closer to minimalism in harmony .
FONT is currently working on its Debut album and is willing to tour in UK soon.