SIGNALS started up in 2011 after previous bands had broken up, with the members eagerly pursuing new opportunities and a new sound.
Phillip Yancey (vocals and guitar), Ezra Hagberg (bass and backup vocals), and Mike Smith (drums) all come from a background of music, with a number of years experience in bands and doing studio work.
SIGNALS music style (labeled by some as post-hardcore) is driven by a wall of sound, with each song containing distinctive riffs, brutally honest lyrics, and a high energy that is definitely visible in their live show.
Their debut album, “Guided Missiles and Misguided Men” (The title being taken from a quote by Martin Luther King Jr.), releasing June 2, 2012, is a concept album looking at the brokenness of man and our struggle with the evil that so easily creeps into our hearts. Although most of the lyrics may come across as dark, there is still a redemptive note that can be found within the lyrics, as they look at how God may respond to our depravity and what hope could be found there.
"All 3 of us are more excited about what we are playing now, than ever before." says lead singer Phillip Yancey. "We have no hesitation to pour everything we have into this. In doing that, we also hope that some people might be impacted as much by the music as we are."