Centered on the deeply personal, often biographical songs of singer/guitarist Andy Hull, Georgia's Manchester Orchestra are known for their emotive, textured blend of post-hardcore rock. Barely out of high school when they debuted with 2006's "I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child", Manchester Orchestra gained greater recognition with 2009's "Mean Everything to Nothing", which cracked the Top 40 of the Billboard album charts.
They have continued to mature, embracing a stylistically wide-ranging sound that touches upon everything from acoustic folk balladry to kinetic progressive rock, and placing several Top Ten Billboard Rock Albums, including 2011's "Simple Math" and 2014's "Cope". Inspired by their work crafting the soundtrack to 2016's independent film Swiss Army Man, the group has grown increasingly concept driven, a style they brought to fruition with 2017's "A Black Mile to the Surface" and 2021's "The Million Masks of God".
Jimmy Eat World
Emerging as a trailblazing name in the mid-'90s emo scene, Jimmy Eat World found an audience by embracing a blend of alternative rock and power pop that targeted the heart as well as the head. The band's influence widened considerably with 1999's "Clarity"—an album that has since emerged as a landmark of the emo genre—but it was the follow-up, 2001's “Bleed American”, and the infectious single "The Middle" that broke them into the commercial rock mainstream.
With Middle Kids
Middle Kids are an alternative indie rock band from Sydney, Australia. The band consists of Hannah Joy, Tim Fitz and Harry Day. Since forming in 2016, the band has released their eponymous debut EP, the album "Lost Friends", the "New Songs for Old Problems" EP, and their second studio album "Today We're the Greatest".