Meet the 2012 HPMA Showcase Nominees: Floorbound

Rocks Off reached out to the artists playing this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5, and asked them to introduce themselves. Here's what they sent back.

Catch up with the other showcase nominees and see the rest of our HPMA coverage

Rocks Off: When and where was your first gig in Houston, and how did it go?

Floorbound: The Engine Room in 2005. We played to ten people who screamed their heads off, haha. We were super-pumped to play there since we had seen so many of our favorite bands on that stage. Like Thrice and/or Poison the Well.

RO: What Houston-area venues do you play most often?

F: Over the last couple of years we've played mostly at Fitzgerald's. We also enjoy playing at Warehouse Live and Scout Bar.

RO: How often do you play in the area?

F: We generally play Houston every two to three months. We like to give our fans a rest after such a concentrated dose of rockage!

RO: Describe your sound in eight words or less.

F: Beer-drankin', ass-stompin, face-meltin' RocknRoll.

RO: How did you come up with your name?

F: The name Floorbound is a take on humility. Its an ideal that you can either be humble or you will eventually be humbled.

RO: Where would you like yourself or your band to be in one year? Ten years? Forty?

F: Whether it's one or 40 years from now, we just want to be able to play the music that we love and are passionate about. If that takes us to bigger places, awesome. If not, that's cool because we have had more than enough memorable experiences playing to the people in Houston and the great state of Texas.

RO: What is one thing you'd like to do (as a musician) before you pack it in?

F: The same thing we'd like to do every day: Try and take over the world. Seriously though, we'd love to open for Foo Fighters. Make it happen, Dave.

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Floorbound plays the Houston Press Music Awards showcase 8 p.m. Sunday, August 5 at The Dirt, 1209 Caroline.

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