Fists of Love

Cincinnati, Ohio

Fists of Love play and record against the post-industrial backdrop of Cincinnati's Mill Creek Valley. Conceived by songwriters Donna Jay Rubin (Snake Punching Contest) and Chris Schadler (Fairmount Girls) upon Rubin's return from the west coast, the band began as a 3-piece joined by drummer Mathew Arnold (Mallory) in 2008. Cedric Rose soon replaced Arnold on drums. F.O.L. shortly thereafter became a 4-piece when joined by Mike Weinel (High and Low, Brian Olive band) on bass. Mike played with the group for nearly a year. Recently joined by John Curley (Afghan Whigs, Staggering Statistics) on bass, the four friends continue to play and record amongst the vibrant talent of the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky music community. Other contributing musicians have included Eric Bingham (The Griefs) and Dan McCabe (The Kiss me Everlasting). The Fists Of Love debut EP, recorded by Brian Olive at the Diamonds Studio as well as some tracks recorded by John Curley, at Ultrasuede is due to be released this March on Cincinnati's own All Night Party Label.