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Stemming from Philadelphia, Brandon Richie’s collective band of players delivers a tight, punchy breed of modern pop punk that feels anything but formulated. The 4 piece are no stranger to the punk scene of the Northeast, having played everything from skate parks to festivals like Camp Punksylvania. Upbeat, high energy rhythms combined with attention capturing vocals make Brandon Richie’s band of musicians a refreshing stage presence. Stemming from the ashes of bands in both Pennsylvania and Florida, the group is seasoned not only in the routine of gigging, but in the art of standing out amongst contemporaries. With genre bending moments spanning from skate punk to hardcore and more, Brandon Richie and his team of players will have your head bobbing whilst reconsidering what you know about modern punk music – and what it is to deliver a high energy barrage of sound.

What is the biggest tip you followed when creating your sound?

I try to do what feels right. I want to craft a driving sound that makes you want to move. If it doesn't make me go ballistic then it probably sucks.

How did the sound evolve from the start to the finish?

I always loved old school punk. At first I tried to emulate what I was listening to. Black Flag, Circle Jerks and all that jazz. Then i started expanding my horizons to pop music, hardcore, and pop punk. I'd say this gave me the inspiration to make a blend of all of that.

Any tricks up your sleeve when making the music?

I eat a nice meal, grab a big cup of water and lock in. I don't get up until my song is somewhat done. I really wish I had a trick. It's hard to stay in it and stay motivated. I promise if you just grind it out you may just get something that you should never put out. Never quit, keep going.

Was there a collection of ideas that you had or did you have a really specific idea on the music?

My music sometimes gets sad and has dark themes. But for the most part I want to write a collection of music that me and my people can party to. I want people to have fun and dance to my songs. If I do have a dark idea I try to make fun of it or bring it up in a positive way.

How much time do you demand of yourself to focus on music?

When I get home from work I eat something and go down into my cave until I can't keep my eyes open anymore. I take breaks for a quick video game session and food. But I try to lock in as much as humanly possible.

Do you have any tips or tricks for our audience on how to manage your time when it comes to making sure your music is on track for release?

Unless you are a big band no one cares when your release is. Don't get caught up in what people say about how your stuff should be released. What is the best tiktok formula? Is every 6 weeks the way to go? Shut up, take your time, get the best product you can, promo it, release it, promo it some more. Do what you think is best. You are the artist.

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