Chicago’s Action/Adventure is the pop-punk band you didn’t know you needed. The dynamic five-piece are all multi-instrumentalists who have been playing together for nearly a decade.
Their sound and lyrics are influenced by established post/melodic hardcore bands they grew up listening to like Senses Fail, Four Year Strong, and The Story So Far. The group’s head-nod-inducing tunes have gotten attention from alt scene tastemakers like Alt. Press and Kerrang!, who have noted that their sound includes “crunchy guitar riffs and tight drums” and “heavier riffs and growly, sometimes drawn-out vocals” respectively. They also secured a slot at the final Vans Warped Tour in 2018.
Action/Adventure has now successfully planted their flag into the national landscape of the pop-punk scene following a nearly overnight viral success of the impactful music video for their powerful 60-second single “Barricades” on TikTok, with their hashtag #PopPunkInColor. The video details specific discrimination that each member has faced as a group of entirely BIPOC while playing at pop-punk shows. Within three weeks, the guys had one million-plus views of the video, and an email from their dream label in their inbox.
Now poised to release their first EP signed onto Pure Noise Records, Pulling Focus, they’re set to make more waves in the scene, now as labelmates with the same acts they grew up listening to.
The music video for the lead single “Poser” drops along with Pulling Focus on April 30, 2021.
Check Action/Adventure and their bio out in the wild on Spotify here.