One of the brightest, best young pop-punk bands in the game, Albany, New York’s State Champs burst onto the scene with their debut album ‘The Finer Things’ and haven’t looked back since.
A sunshine-filled follow-up followed in the form of ‘Around The World And Back’, as did tours with All Time Low and Sleeping With Sirens, stints on Vans Warped Tour, huge sets at Reading & Leeds Festival and a deluxe edition of ‘Around The World…’ featuring new songs and a tour DVD.
Oh, and State Champs - currently comprised of members singer Derek DiScanio, guitarists Tyler Szalkowski and Tony Diaz, bassist Ryan Scott Graham and drummer Evan Ambrosio - also contributed a cover of ‘The Sharpest Lives’ for the ‘Rock Sound Presents: The Black Parade’ covers CD. Awesome.
Another slice of sunshine.
Backstage with Derek and Tyler
They're coming back again!
It's so so SO good to have State Champs back on stage, especially when they are on as fine form as this. Carla Mundy had a little bop and took some photos.
The boys are back.
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Pure Noise Records, you've done it again.
The band have also launched CHAMPS FAM, a brand new fan club.
Celebrating the album's fifth anniversary.
The new era is starting to take shape.
Chatting new music and more over Zoom.
It's taken from their upcoming EP 'Unplugged'
This is gonna be absolutely great.
What a wonderful band.
They've also announced they will be celebrating their 10th birthday with an online variety show.
"You have all been a constant source of happiness and positivity that I never could have imagined I would ever have."
We spent Halloween with Simple Plan, State Champs and We The Kings, on and off stage. And we have photographic evidence.
Going back to the beginning of the songwriting process with Don Broco, Mayday Parade and The Maine.