We The Kings
Hailing from Bradenton, Florida, We The Kings is a power pop band whose success can largely be attributed to websites like MySpace and PureVolume. Travis, Hunter, Drew and Danny originally met at Martha B. King Middle School (the inspiration for the name We The Kings), but didn't write music together until they were in high school. Influenced by the sounds of pop-punk forerunners Blink-182 and New Found Glory, they add their own flavor to the genre with punchy intros, rickety guitars and big beat drums backed by big harmonies. Signed to S-Curve Records, their self-titled debut was produced by Sam Hollander (Gym Class Heroes, Boys Like Girls, Coheed and Cambria) and dropped in October 2007. Since then, WTK has toured extensively -- including headlining stints on the Long Hair, Don't Care and Warped tours -- sharing the stage with acts that include Metro Station, Boys Like Girls, Cute Is What We Aim For and Paramore.