Further Room began as any other band; with a couple friends, a guitar and a need to write. But while most other bands dedicated time to jamming and playing through covers, Further Room dedicated themselves, first and foremost, to their song writing. All it took was one weekend recording at the beach to figure out music was the only thing worth pursuing and soon after,co- lead singers Barrett Self and Adam Palmer began their collaborative writing process. Their writing continued through emails while Adam was away at college in Pennsylvania and during sleepless spring break sessions; and while being 200 miles apart may seem like the worst imaginable way to start a band, it allowed Further Room to completely devote themselves to perfecting their song writing. Four years and one and half degrees later, they set up shop in Columbia. Pieces began to fall into place as the duo brought on high school friend Matt Lewis on drums and with him got one step closer to the full sound they were looking for. Another unexpected addition came in Lizbet Kloot on violin. The combination of heartfelt lyrics and the melding of four musical minds from four different musical backgrounds created a sound better than any of them could have hoped for and began to cause a buzz around Columbia after just a couple shows. Now, with the addition of Mike Shirk on bass and their debut album completed, Further Room is building on that buzz through live shows, blogs, vlogs, and a growing internet following. The varying backgrounds of the musicians involved in Further Room is overwhelmingly evident throughout Needful Things, from the head-knodding catchiness of Picket Fences to the smooth vocals of Persephone. And with the intense focus on song writing, every song is a stand alone work, but also an integral part of what makes Needful Things a great debut.