“romantic garage-guitar penned symphonies for those sentimental at heart”
- Impose Magazine
“...it’s clear the group is close-knit just from listening.”
- Substream Magazine
“a feelgood rush of urgency and raw indie rock energy, The Pressure Kids' self-titled EP turns young angst and coming-of-age experiences into an exciting and instantly memorable debut.”
- Atwood Magazine
“The Pressure Kids are here to stay with their self-titled EP”
“...let it be known that any and all shows by The Pressure Kids are not to be missed. There’s an aspect of genuine exhilaration when it comes to The Pressure Kids’ live set that leaves a lot of other shows feel[ing] discernibly devoid of joy.”
- Now/It’s Nashville
Debut EP’s lead single “Fever” featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist
Sold out headlining hometown date at The Basement in February 2019
Have been covered by Flood Magazine, The 405, Alternative Press, Earmilk
Have played Franklin, TN’s Pilgrimage Music Festival
nashville-based indie rock band the pressure kids have been together long enough to see some shit. since forming as college freshmen in the fall of 2013, they’ve survived lineup changes, deceptive ex-managers, sexist industry advisors. seen each other through breakups, makeups, promotions, graduation dinners. through every up & down, every moment of triumph & turmoil that inevitably comes with the coming of age, nick, allan, katy, justin & zach have always connected over their love of songs that make you feel something. melodies that score the moment you fall apart at the party, then piece yourself together on the drive home.
it’s 2019, and the pressure kids have closed their collegiate chapter, landing fully in the throes of young adulthood. after releasing two well-received singles in 2018 - the rowdier “team” in october & the tender “fever” in july, the latter of which was featured on spotify’s new music friday playlist - the pressure kids have sprinted into the new year with a new music video (one that would make the late, great john hughes proud, according to flood magazine), new single "and another one," and self-titled debut EP. the six-song offering includes those three singles, along with three new tracks, one of which was played in its earliest iteration at the first show of the band’s career (at an abandoned laundromat turned DIY space, no less). its closing track, however, was written just before new year’s & recorded in january 2019, making the EP as a whole a uniquely definitive statement, one that reveals exactly where the pressure kids have been, and exactly where they’re going.
the pressure kids showcases a young band at the height of creativity and determination, pairing evocative melodies with rich instrumental textures, altogether handcrafted and highlighted by the kind of wise-beyond-your-years youthfulness that only strikes when you really are twenty-three or twenty-four years old. listening feels like forever scoring an invite to the party, and never wanting to leave. and why would you? nick, allan, katy, justin & zach really hope you’ll stay.
“John Hughes would be proud of The Pressure Kids’ ode to high school redemption.”
- Flood Magazine