“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
Have opened for Cayucas, Illiterate Light, and The New Respects (select midwest and southern dates)
Sold out headlining hometown date at The Basement in February 2019
Have been covered by Flood Magazine, The 405, Alternative Press, Earmilk
Have played Moeller Nights (Davenport, IA), curated by Daytrotter founder Sean Moeller
Festivals: Musicians Corner (Nashville, TN), Alternating Currents Festival (Davenport, IA), Pilgrimage Music Festival (Franklin, TN)
nashville-based indie rock band the pressure kids are, quite simply, proud to have come of age together. since forming as college freshmen in the fall of 2013, they’ve survived lineup changes, deceptive ex-managers, false starts, close calls. seen each other through breakups, makeups, promotions, graduation dinners, the one constant being 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.
after releasing two well-received singles in 2018 - the rowdier “team,” which was followed by a statement-making visual (one that would make the late, great john hughes proud, according to flood magazine), and the tender “fever,” which was featured on spotify’s new music friday playlist - the pressure kids sprinted into the new year with a sold-out show at storied nashville venue the basement, and a self-titled debut EP. the six-song offering includes three songs released in advance, along with three new tracks - two of which were written and recorded just under the wire, 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). serving as both a graduation and an introduction, the pressure kids is the band’s formal invitation to stick around.
stay tuned for new music in the fall and winter of 2019.
“John Hughes would be proud of The Pressure Kids’ ode to high school redemption.”
- Flood Magazine