When you think of punk rock from the 80's and 90's, the bands were not only playing their instruments fast and aggressively, there was also a message that built a rugged community that united and fought against the social ills that faced them every day - politicians, naysayers, absentee family members. It was so much more than what came out of the P.A. system. It was all about the people.
Just as those bands from the past inspired their listeners to fight for a brighter tomorrow, Los Angeles very own Runaway Kids look to imbue that same sense of urgency within their listeners. Formed in the Summer of 2014, the band immediately went to work writing and recording their debut EP 'Better Days', which they recorded with producer Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Alkaline Trio, Sum 41). The band received a very large co-sign in Pennywise’s Randy Bradbury, who lent his expertise by tracking bass on the entire EP. Jake Denning, writer for absolutepunk.net, had this to say about the EP: “With their debut EP, Runaway Kids have established themselves as a band to look out for. It’s reckless and wild, reminding listeners why they fell in love with alternative music in the first place.”
Runaway Kids is: Gage Armstrong (Vocals), Sean Chamilian (Guitar), RJ Shankle (Drums), and Korey Keeton (Bass).