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Formed in 2012 by a group of high school mates, With Confidence is an Australian band that carries the blink-182, All Time Low, and Yellowcard torch of pop-punk. Covering topics like mental health, relationships, and loss via huge earworm choruses and punchy riffs, they made waves in 2016 with their Hopeless Records debut Better Weather, which made a strong showing on the Aussie charts.
Fronted by vocalist/bassist Jayden Seeley, the original lineup also consisted of drummer Joshua Brozzesi and guitarist Samuel Haynes. The trio recruited guitarist Inigo Del Carmen soon after formation and began recording debut song "Stand Again" in 2013. Their debut EP, Youth, was released later that year. In early 2014, Haynes parted ways with the band and was replaced by touring guitarist Luke Rockets. The newly formed quartet recorded their sophomore EP Distance with Stevie Knight and Dave Petrovic (Hands Like Houses, Tonight Alive, Northlane) and issued the set in early 2015. After signing with Hopeless Records a year later, With Confidence announced their debut album. Preceded by singles "Voldemort," "We'll Be Okay," and "Keeper," Better Weather was released in June 2016 and peaked at number 22 on the ARIA Charts. Guitarist Luke Rockets left the fold in November 2017 ahead of the release of the band's sophomore studio effort, Love and Loathing, which arrived in July 2018. ~ Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi