12:56 PM on 07/03/13
A Small Spark Vs. A Great Forest
All of these bands have been making more than waves for the genre. Real Friends blew up, selling out preorders like crazy and garnering crowds without a label. They've definitely worked hard to get where they're at, and they get a bit of criticism for their sound, but the fact is that they're so effective at gaining fans means they're doing things right. Similarly, Candy Hearts are carving out sections of the scene for themselves. They're constantly touring and really give 100% with their performances; I first saw them on tour with Pentimento and had a ton of fun and definitely see them blowing up. Honestly haven't heard of Stickup Kid, but I've seen posts here that indicate they have a great future because A) they get posted about and B) are on tour with two of the best up-and-coming pop punk groups. Can't wait to check them out.