|Origin||Hollywood, California, United States|
|Labels||Flawless Records, Ringside, Inc. (independent)|
|Associated acts||Rock Kills Kid, Arctic Monkeys, Hard-Fi|
Ringside is an indie rock band from Hollywood, California, originally formed in Los Angeles. They specialize in fusing indie rock with electronic beats. The band consists of Scott Thomas, (vocals, guitar, and keyboard), Kirk Hellie (guitarist), Sandy Chila (live drums), Max Allyn (live keys), and actor Balthazar Getty, who doubles as a beatmaker and producer. Scott Thomas, a former clothing designer, eventually tired of witnessing others' successes and decided to put out his own music. He had to sell all his possessions to dedicate himself to writing songs. His inspiration came from artists like The Stooges, The Clash, T. Rex, and Depeche Mode. Thomas eventually collaborated with Getty, who was already into making beats for underground hip-hop groups.
Their debut album Ringside was released on April 19, 2005 under Fred Durst's label Flawless Records and Geffen Records, with the single "Tired of Being Sorry" achieving moderate success. The song was later covered by singer/songwriter Enrique Iglesias on his eighth album Insomniac and was released as a single in Europe. Also the same song, "Tired of Being Sorry" was featured on the movie Her Minor Thing. The song "Struggle" from their self-titled album was featured on a Pontiac Torrent commercial, the movie Doom and on the TV series Six Feet Under. The track also appeared briefly on the ambient play list of the Schecter Guitars website, as Schecter promotes artists that use their guitars.
After some speculation, Getty confirmed that he and Thomas were finishing a second album when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on October 9, 2007. He went on to say that they were "mixing the record right now and it'll be out in the new year". The album, Lost Days was released on January 25, 2011. The song "Money" was featured in the movie Magic Mike.
- "Tired of Being Sorry"
- "Lost Days"
- Official Website
- Ringside on Myspace
- Official RSS Feed
- Balthazar Getty at the Internet Movie Database
- Ringside On Amazon
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