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Los Angeles, CA | Dark Pop-Rock
RIVALS is a dark pop-rock band from Los Angeles, CA formed in 2014 by vocalist Kalie Wolfe, bassist Sebastian Clarke, guitarist Micket Woodle and drummer Josh Alves. Driven by Wolfe’s powerhouse vocals and the band’s infectious yet raw sound, RIVALS is fueled by powerful and energetic songwriting, bringing forth a type of fearlessness in their music that stands out among the rest. Since the release of their debut EP in 2015, titled Haunted/Hunted , the band has been making waves and for good reason. Revered by many on their live performance, RIVALS has previously toured the country with bands like Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, New Years Day and Tilian Pearson of Dance Gavin Dance, in addition to sharing a lineup with acts like, The Word Alive, Underoath, August Burns Red, Shinedown and Nothing More. The band’s impressive live performances also led to partnerships with Sennheiser, SJC Drums, TRX Cymbals and many more.
The band unveiled their first full-length LP, Damned Soul, via SmartPunk Records. Damned Soul was produced by John Espy and Aaron Edwards, with additional writing for drums and mixing/mastering by Cody Stewart . Filled with 10 powerful and emotional tracks, Damned Soul has gathered over 3.5 Million total streams across all platforms. The band is now working on their second album which will be out early 2020 via Smartpunk Records.