July Crowd

July Crowd Unveils New Single, “Happy Ever (Afterthought)”

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British Columbia’s pop-punk band July Crowd has just dropped their second song of the year, “Happy Ever (Afterthought)”. This fresh track captures the spirit of the late-90s and early-2000s pop-punk scene, while fitting seamlessly into today’s music landscape.

Lead vocalist Dom Walters explains, “We aimed to create a song that’s lively, engaging, and relatable. Musically, it lands somewhere between Lit’s 1999 album A Place In The Sun and Smash Mouth’s 2001 sound. This song came together naturally for us, hitting that perfect mix of genres we love.” Walters, along with bandmates Niko Stivanakis and Nic Faller, started their musical journey while working retail in Prince George, BC. Their friendship grew over shared jam sessions, playing Goldfinger and blink-182 on old electric guitars and a budget drum set, sparking the formation of July Crowd.

Their debut EP Roses & Adderall hinted at their potential, but it was their 2023 release, Seat of Your Pants, that truly showcased their talent. This second EP delivered an infectious sound, featuring driving guitars and powerful choruses that defined the band’s style.

Following their May release “Complicated”, “Happy Ever (Afterthought)” adds another dynamic element to July Crowd’s repertoire. The track blends influences from New Found Glory and The Story So Far, merging pop sensibilities with thoughtful emo touches.