"I think that song made us a lot closer." - Derek DiScanio.
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.
We really need to talk about how incredible the New York venue for Sad Summer Festival was.
From how they would describe the band to their fave thing about going on tour.
If you caught State Champs on the second stage at Download Festival over the weekend, you'll know that it's innevitable that they'll be festival headliners in no time - Carla Mundy caught all the action from their set.
Plus, did they pack their wellies for Download Festival?
There's something pretty special about a live State Champs show.
And we do mean intimate.
It's about to be a big summer for the 'Champs.
Mike Shinoda, Neck Deep, The Maine, Palaye Royale and many more...
The touring festival will hit the US this summer.
It's 'Criminal' how good this video is.
Derek and Tyler take on the ultimate lyric challenge.
Because in a year filled with great music, what have band members rated in 2018?
Who came out on top in our ultimate song title challenge?
Want a music lesson from a pop punk hero? Of course you do...
It's time for our latest game of 'Title Fight'.
Plus, how did they spend their final days on Warped Tour?
All the action from on and off stage when State Champs headlined London's Roundhouse, with support from Seaway and Stand Atlantic.
Neck Champs? State Deep?