Petal (band)

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Petal performing at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK, 2016.jpg
Petal performing solo at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK in 2016
Background information
OriginScranton, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresIndie rock, emo
Years active2013–present
LabelsRun For Cover
Associated actsTigers Jaw, Captain, We're Sinking, Three Man Cannon, Halfing, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
  • Kiley Lotz
  • Brianna Collins (non-permanent member)
  • Ben Walsh (non-permanent member)

Petal is an American rock band from Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States, currently signed to Run For Cover Records.[1] The band consists of only one permanent member, Kiley Lotz, with the rest of the band a rotating group of musicians.[2][3]


Petal began in September 2013 with the self-release of an extended play titled Scout.[4] The EP caught the attention of the record label Run For Cover, who signed them to their label three months later in December 2013. The EP was re-released after they signed to Run For Cover.[5]

Petal (Kiley Lotz pictured right) performing at Wharf Chambers, Leeds in May 2017, with Slingshot Dakota acting as backing band

On September 1, 2015, Petal released the song "Sooner" from their debut album, Shame.[6] Petal released their debut full-length album, Shame on October 23, 2015, via Run For Cover.[7][8] On April 3, 2018, "Better Than You" was released as the first single from their second album, Magic Gone, which was released on June 15, 2018[9], also via Run For Cover.[10]


Studio albums[edit]

  • Shame (2015, Run For Cover)
  • Magic Gone (2018, Run For Cover)


  • Scout (2013, Run For Cover)
  • Comfort (2017, Run For Cover)


  1. ^ Breslin, James. "Run For Cover Records signs Scranton locals, Petal". XPN's The Key. Retrieved 2015-06-28.
  2. ^ Kraus, Joseph. "Theatre Alum Kiley Lotz Signs Record Deal". The University of Scranton. Retrieved 2015-06-28.
  3. ^ Zarrillo, Zack. "Run For Cover Records Sign Petal". Property of Zack. Retrieved 2015-06-28.
  4. ^ Fariha, Nuha. "Watch Kiley Lotz of Petal and Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball cover Death Cab's "The New Year" for Space Jam Sessions". XPN's The Key. Retrieved 2015-06-28.
  5. ^ Amaral, Nathalia. "Petal: Scout". Calliope Mag. Retrieved 2015-06-28.
  6. ^ "PREMIERE: Petal - "Sooner"". Vice. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Petal – Shame". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  8. ^ Rose, Drea. "Petal stream "Sooner" and announce debut LP "Shame"". XPN. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Magic Gone, by Petal". Petal. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  10. ^ "Petal shares new song 'Better Than You' and announces album". 3 April 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.