Short Stack is a pop group from New South Wales, Australia, which formed in 2005. The band started when its three members, Shaun Diviney, Andy Clemmensen and Bradie Webb met at Hunter School of the Performing Arts. That year, they entered Youthrock, a competition for school-based bands. They failed to pass the first round of the competition, which motivated the band to work harder and subsequently placed 3rd when they entered in 2006.
Graduating from high school early is nothing for a band when you have already graduated from the school of rock with honors. The Maine have taken no classes, were given no grades, and had no teachers. Hailing from Phoenix, AZ all they had was a gut feeling that the music they were playing rocked and inspired kids nationwide. The Maine released their first label EP, The Way We Talk on December 11, 2007.
In a recent interview, mid-western pop rockers Every Avenue were asked a question that would normally be difficult to answer: “How would you describe your sound?” For vocalist Dave Strauchman the answer was simple: “We sound like Every Avenue.” His response could not be more true. Every Avenue blends a style that is innovative and reminiscent of a time in rock and roll when the name of the game was simply to have fun.
You Me At Six are a 5-piece pop/pop punk band from Weybridge, Surrey who formed in 2005. The five piece played locally until early 2007 when spring support slots with Saosin at Leeds Cockpit (03.05.07) and later Paramore at the Colchester Arts Centre (10.06.07) saw them attract media attention from the likes of Kerrang, Musicscoop and NME. In July 2007 they supported Tonight Is Goodbye on their summer tour along with Death Can Dance and then later that month were featured in Kerrang! magazine in their new music section.
The Monster Goes Rawrr!! is a rock/electro band that formed in mid-2009 in Brisbane, Australia. The band consists of Maxwell Wiens (lead vocals), Adam Kremer (lead guitar/backing vocals), Benson Willemse (bass guitar), Brendan Dunstan (rhythm guitar/backing vocals), Alexandria Savva (keyboards/backing vocals) and David Soole (electric drums).
The Summer Set is a pop rock/powerpop band from Scottsdale, Arizona that formed in 2007. TSS is signed on the Militia Group and released their first EP on September 30th, 2008 titled “…In Color”. In December of 2008 The Summer Set realeased their EP “Meet Me On The Left Coast” which inculded their Christmas single, “Love By Our Side”, a b-side titled “Can You Find Me” and an Usher cover, “Love In This Club” as a bonus track. The Summer Set announced in April 2009 that they were heading into the studio to record their debut album, “Love Like This” which was released on October 13th, 2009.
Forever the Sickest Kids is an American rock band from Dallas, Texas, who are currently signed to Universal Motown Records Group. In issue 228 of Alternative Press, the group was named the number one underground band in the "22 Best Underground Bands (That Likely Won't Stay Underground for Long)". Their first EP, Television Off, Party On, was released on July 3, 2007 Their second EP, a split release with critically acclaimed pop punk band The Tattle-Tales, was released on February 14, 2008. Their debut album, Underdog Alma Mater, was later released on April 29, 2008.
We the Kings is an American pop / rock band from Bradenton, Florida, currently signed to record label S-Curve Records. They released a self-titled full-length album in 2007, which peaked at #151 on the Billboard 200. Their second full-length album, Smile Kid, was released in December 2009 and have since completed a variety of tours. We the Kings also sports their own miniature series of webisodes, called The King's Carriage, detailing life on their tour bus. Their frontman Travis Clark has speculated on his blog that their next album could be an acoustic album.
The Ready Set is the solo project of 21 year old Jordan Witzigreuter, started November 17th, 2007. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, his interest in music formed when he began playing drums at the age of 10. He says that he came home one day and his mom told him that she had signed him up for drum lessons. He states that those lessons are the main reasons he is where he is in music today. By the age of 14 he was playing in bands, playing drums while getting more familiar with other instruments, and by the age of 16 he was touring in them.