With Confidence

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With Confidence
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia
GenresPop punk[1]
Years active2012−present[2]
LabelsHopeless[3]
Websitewithconfidencemusic.com
Members
  • Joshua Brozzesi
  • Inigo Del Carmen
  • Jayden Seeley
Past members
  • Samuel Haynes
  • Luke Rockets

With Confidence are an Australian pop punk band from Sydney, formed in 2012. The band currently consists of lead vocalist/bassist Jayden Seeley, guitarist/backing vocalist Inigo Del Carmen and drummer Joshua Brozzesi.

History[edit]

Formation, EPs, line-up changes (2012–15)[edit]

With Confidence formed in mid 2012 with Jayden Seeley, Josh Brozzesi and Samuel Haynes, who had all attended high-school together. Shortly thereafter member Inigo Del Carmen joined, and the four began posting videos on YouTube where they released their debut single "Stand Again" for free download on 27 April 2013.[4] The band then released their debut EP Youth independently on 1 July 2013,[5] and saw reasonable success, receiving national radio-play on Australian stations 2Day FM and Triple J.[6] Alongside the "Youth" EP release, With Confidence played their first Australian tour supporting The Never Ever.[7] The band went on to play local supports for 5 Seconds of Summer,[8] The Getaway Plan,[9] and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus,[10] continuing to build a following.

On 8 January 2014 guitarist Samuel Haynes was announced as no longer being a part of With Confidence.[11] The band continued writing as a three-piece and on 31 March released the new single and debut music video "I Will Never Wait".[12] They supported this release with their first national headline tour in April, selling out multiple shows including Sydney's "The Lair" (The Metro Theatre).[13] On 3 September, the band returned to four-piece status when previously touring guitarist Luke Rockets was announced as an official member of With Confidence.[14] They continued keeping the year busy touring and supporting the likes of You Me at Six, Tonight Alive,[15] Marianas Trench, The Maine and Kids in Glass Houses.[16] The band released their second EP Distance on 13 January 2015.[17] This was shortly followed by their second headlining tour, again selling out multiple venues throughout Australia.

Hopeless Records, Better Weather (2016–17)[edit]

On 4 January 2016 the band announced they had signed to American independent record label Hopeless Records. They coincided this news with new single and music video "We'll Be Okay".[18] Following this the band announced an Australian headline tour set to take place in April, with support from Harbours.[19] On 5 April they released their new single "Keeper" along with the announcement that their debut album Better Weather was going to be released on 17 June worldwide. Following their Australian headline tour, the band travelled to Japan to tour with The Wonder Years, ROAM & Cautioners. Directly after the Japanese tour, With Confidence travelled to the UK to support As It Is alongside American band Jule Vera. After the UK tour the band voyaged across to the US to appear on the entirety of the Vans Warped Tour.[20]

On 21 July, the band released a music video for their song "Voldemort". On 17 October, the band announced they were releasing two new versions of the songs. One would be an acoustic version and the other features John Floreani of Trophy Eyes. The songs were released on 18 October.[21]

Upon returning to Australia the band were on the road almost immediately again, supporting Motion City Soundtrack[22] & 5 Seconds of Summer[23] before heading out on their own album tour in October to celebrate the album that charted at #22 on the ARIA Charts. In December, it was announced they would be a part of Kerrang!'s American Superhits Green Day Tribute CD, covering "Wake Me Up When September Ends".[24]

In February 2017, the band headlined a tour in the UK and Europe, with support from Milestones, Broadside, and Safe To Say.[25] In April, they embarked on tour in the US to support State Champs, along with Don Broco and Against the Current.[26] In May, they returned to the UK for a co-headlining tour with Set It Off.[27]

In November 2017, the band put out a statement that they had parted ways with lead guitarist, Luke Rockets, after alleged sexual misconduct. [28] [29] The band subsequently dropped the remaining dates of their US tour. Shortly after Rockets was fired from the band, frontman Jayden Seeley responded to allegations made against himself.[30] Following these allegations, the band announced that they would be taking "a step back" from touring.[31]

Return and Love and Loathing (2018)[edit]

Following their break from touring With Confidence announced a late February return show at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, shortly followed by the announcement of their spot on Warped Tour 2018.[32] They announced their second studio album Love and Loathing on 11 June shortly before their run on Warped Tour, along with its lead single "That Something".[33] On 17 July, the band released their second single, "Jaded" along with a music video.[34]

The album was released on 10 August 2018.

Style and influences[edit]

AllMusic biographer Neil Z. Yeung wrote that the band "carries the blink-182 torch of pop-punk."[35]

With Confidence have cited influences from bands The Dangerous Summer, Kings of Leon, Blink-182, The Wonder Years, The Strokes, and La Dispute on their Facebook. Along with Blink-182, All Time Low, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Dangerous Summer mentioned in their interview with Beers with the Band on YouTube.[36][37]

The band uses mental health as theme throughout their debut album, as shown in songs such as "Voldemort".[38]

Members[edit]

Current

  • Jayden Seeley – lead vocals, bass, piano, keyboard, additional guitar (2012–present)
  • Joshua Brozzesi – drums, percussion (2012–present)
  • Inigo Del Carmen – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2012–present) lead guitar (2017-present)

Former

  • Samuel Haynes – lead guitar (2012–2014)
  • Luke Rockets - lead guitar (2014–2017)

Timeline

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[39]
US
[40]
Better Weather
  • Released: 17 June 2016
  • Producer: Stevie Knight
  • Label: Hopeless (HR2259)
  • Format: CD, DL, LP
22
Love and Loathing
  • Released: 10 August 2018
  • Label: Hopeless
  • Format: CD, DL, LP
97
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Extended plays

Title Album details
Youth
  • Released: 1 July 2013
  • Producer: Stevie Knight
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: DL
Distance
  • Released: 13 January 2015
  • Producer: Stevie Knight
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: DL

Singles

Title Year Album
"We'll Be Okay"[41] 2016 Better Weather
"Keeper"[42]
"Voldemort"[43]
"That Something"[33] 2018 Love and Loathing
"Jaded"[44]
"Moving Boxes"[45]

Music videos

Title Year
"I Will Never Wait"[46] 2014
"London Lights"[47] 2015
"Take Me Away"[48]
"We'll Be Okay"[49] 2016
"Keeper"[50]
"Voldemort"[51]
"Long Night"[52] 2017
"Archers"[53]
"Waterfall"[54]
"That Something"[55] 2018
"Moving Boxes"[56]

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