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  • Highly Suspect
  • All About The Band

    Highly Suspect is an American rock trio from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The band was founded by twin brothers Rich and Ryan Meyer and their best friend Johnny Stevens. After starting as a bar cover band, they relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where they recorded The Worst Humans EP with producer Joel Hamilton. The band's first studio album, Mister Asylum, was released on July 17, 2015, earning Highly Suspect a nomination for Best Rock Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. The song "Lydia" was also nominated for Best Rock Song. Their second studio album, The Boy Who Died Wolf, was released on November 18, 2016.

  • History

    Highly Suspect got their start in 2009 as a cover band playing songs by Sublime, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd in local bars in the Cape Cod area, such as the British Beer Company, J.R Brody's Roadside Tavern, and Sundancers, also touring and playing a limited amount of shows with bands 10 Years, Monster Truck and Sevendust. They attended Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School.
    First Offense was Highly Suspect's first EP, released on July 15, 2009. The EP consists of "Life's a Fun Ride", "Not Me", and "Smile On", their first written and recorded songs after making the switch from a cover band ("Not Me" would later appear on the self-titled album Highly Suspect).
    The Gang Lion EP was the band's second EP, released on October 3, 2010. It consists of "Gang Lion", "Big Bear", and "Then Mickey", all of which would later appear on their self-titled album, Highly Suspect.
    The Worst Humans was the band's third EP, released July 13, 2012. The EP featured the songs "Bath Salts", "Gumshoe" and "The Go". The recordings were available for both physical purchase and digital download on Bandcamp.
    The band's fourth EP, Black Ocean, was released in October 2013. It featured two tracks from their debut release as well as three new tracks, "Fuck Me Up", "Lydia", and "Guess What". This release was jointly produced by Joel Hamilton and Joe Duplantier of Gojira.
    Their self-titled compilation album Highly Suspect was released in 2011. It contains fourteen tracks, consisting of several new songs as well as previously released but re-recorded songs, like "Gang Lion" and "Then Mickey".
    The band toured the United States in early 2015 with Deftones, Chevelle, Halestorm, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots. The music video for the song "Lydia" premiered on MTV.com on June 25, 2015. Their first studio album Mister Asylum was released on July 17, 2015 via 300 Entertainment. The first single from the album, titled "Lydia", peaked at number 4 on the US Mainstream Rock Songs chart and at number 24 on the US Alternative Songs chart. On July 24, 2015, the album debuted at number 39 on the New Zealand Albums Chart.
    Highly Suspect was selected for iTunes' 2015 New Artist Spotlight by its editors. In November the band released their second single "Bloodfeather", which peaked at number 5 on the US Mainstream Rock Songs chart.After releasing "Serotonia" earlier in 2016, the band released the single "My Name Is Human" on September 7, 2016.[11] The third and fourth singles, "Little One" and "Wolf", were released on October 28 and November 11 respectively.Their second studio album, The Boy Who Died Wolf, was released November 18, 2016. On December 6, it was announced that "My Name Is Human" was nominated for Best Rock Song at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.On July 16, 2017, they announced they were recording their third studio album

  • Discography

    Studio albums
    Mister Asylum (2015), The Boy Who Died Wolf (2016)
    Compilation albums
    Highly Suspect (2011)
    EPs
    First Offense (2009), The Gang Lion EP (2010), The Worst Humans (2012), Black Ocean (2013)

  • Awards and Nominations

    Awards and nominations
    2016 58th Grammy Awards "Lydia" Best Rock Song Nominated
    Mister Asylum Best Rock Album Nominated 2017
    59th Grammy Awards "My Name Is Human" Best Rock Song Nominated

  • Band Members

    Johnny Stevens – lead vocals, guitar, synthesizer, piano
    Ryan Meyer – drums, vocals
    Rich Meyer – bass, vocals





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