Paramore: About the Band & the Music

Paramore the band was formed in 2004 in Franklin, Tennessee, USA. Their sound is described as Alternative Rock & punk and spans pop-rock, emo and emo-pop.

Albums & Awards

Their debut album was released in 2005 titled “All We know Is Falling” and had worldwide success reaching #30 in the US Chart and #8 in the UK Charts. However this was nothing compared to their follow up “Riot!” which featured 3 singles: Misery Business, Thats What you Get and CrushCrushCrush – the same year the Riot! album was certified as Platinum, they later went on to win the 2008 Grammy for “Best New Artist”.

Arguably their best known song is “The Only Exception”, released on Fueled by Ramen records in 2010 it was the 3rd and final single from the bands 3rd album Brand New Eyes in 2009, the album was produced by music producer and current chairman of Warner Bros. Records Rob Cavallo. Cavallo graduated from USC with a B.A. in English and the Dick Grove School of Music, he plays bass, guitar and piano. Band members Josh and Zac left the band shorts after the Brand New Eyes album was recorded.

Listen to the single “The only Exception”

In total 5 singles were released from the Band New Eyes album:

  • Ignorance
  • Brick by Boring Brick
  • The Only Exception
  • Careful
  • Playing God


Band Members

The line up currently includes original lead singer Hayley Williams and Taylor York on lead guitar.

Paramore at SXSW in 2013

Hayler Williams’ image is characterised by her bright reddish pink hair which she dye’s using manic panic since it is one of the few cruelty free and not tested on animal brands which has such bright colours. Williams cites Blink-182, Jimmy Eat World and New Found Glory as influences and these can naturally be heard in the bands pop punk sound.

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Paramore: About the Band & the Music

Paramore the band was formed in 2004 in Franklin, Tennessee, USA. Their sound is described as Alternative Rock & punk...