LA-based band Cold Weather Kids began as a passion project between Adam Allison and Ryan Scottie. The two had met while attending college in Chicago in the early 2010s and instantly formed a lifelong friendship. That friendship would take them to Los Angeles in 2016, where they would each pursue music through different outlets. Allison began working closely with songwriter/producer Andrew Watt, and splitting time helping to run a local Hollywood recording studio, Rev 9 Recording; and Ryan began working as a session/hired gun for various bands and projects in the area.
It was at Rev 9 Recording where Adam met Erik Williams, who was drumming for the band Water District at the time. Adam and Ryan had continued to write and record songs in their spare time, and once Water District dissolved, the trio of Adam, Ryan
The name Cold Weather Kids was inspired by the three upbringings of the members, as all three grew up in places with a cold climate: Michigan, Wisconsin, and Colorado.
Guitarist Chris Avina joined the lineup in the spring of this year and the band began writing and recording future releases.
They just released their debut single titled Shaken, which is a meld of good old California Pop Punk and Alt music. Strong guitar riffs open up the song, soon joined by modulated vocals that soar between Allison and Scottie, as they sing about the breakdown of a relationship because we all know that relationships in a pop-punk song rarely go well.
Listen to Shaken below: