What a wonderful band.
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.
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.
Just think about how great it's going to be to hear this bad boy live on their upcoming tour!!
It's Derek DiScanio's birthday! To celebrate we have scoured the musical landscape for seven times that the voice of State Champs has popped up on other people's songs. Get stuck in.
So uhh, any guesses what '666' was?
Good covers, for a good cause.
"I think that song made us a lot closer." - Derek DiScanio.
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.
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