Filling a post-hardcore void in the Noughties, Welsh rockers Funeral For A Friend thrashed their way into the heart of the UK emo scene, touring relentlessly, scoring a succession of Top 20 hits and becoming Kerrang! magazine cover stars. Their full throttle assault of heavy riffs, yearning angst and killer hooks, sent debut album Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation (2003) to Number 12 in the UK, producing the popular singles Juneau, She Drove Me To Daytime Television and Escape Artists Never Die. Championed by Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, the group toured with their heroes Iron Maiden and headlined the second stage at Reading/Leeds Festival before the release of second album Hours (2005). With momentum building, a place on The Warped Tour 2005 took them across America and third album Tales Don't Tell Themselves (2007) shot to Number 3 in the UK charts, cementing their place as one of Britain's leading hard rock acts.