Even if the name doesn’t ring a bell just yet, we can guarantee you’ll know half of The Score‘s discography without even realising. During their short career, they have shared their music across multiple soundtracks, adverts and YouTube videos as their edgy pop sound has spread like wildfire. Vocalist/guitarist Eddie Anthony and keys player/producer Edan Dover are true artists who know exactly who they are, what they want, and where they’re headed as a genre-defying
phenomenon, incinerating the lines between rock, pop, indie, and electronic.
The pair met in New York where they teamed up to write for other artists, but found themselves yearning to perform as well. Inspired by rap-adjacent artists Post Malone and K. Flay they began writing in Los Angeles and collaborated with a bevy of high-profile artists, writers and producers including, JT Daly (K. Flay), Heavy (Dirty Heads, Saint Motel, Sleeping with Sirens), and Dave Bassett (Elle King, Vance Joy).
Their 2015 debut single written in their new hometown, ‘Oh My Love’, had such an grand impact, no one could seen it coming. None other than the popular British supermarket Asda picked up on their driving beats and smooth vocals, and chose to use it on their 50th anniversary advert which you can watch here. As it was a brand new song by a brand new band, viewers were Shazamming in their masses to find out what this upbeat pop rock tune was. ‘Oh My Love’ went on to become the most Shazamed advert track of the year, reached the 17th spot in the iTunes chart and entered the UK singles chart.
This great success lead to a record deal with Republic Records (Ariana Grande, James Bay, Post Malone) just six months later as A&Rs noticed the pair had broke the UK before the US had any idea they existed. As they ignited venues across North America, their music became omnipresent in movies and television. Their 2016 EP Unstoppable had its power anthem title track featured on the Power Rangers movie, World Series of Poker, Jeep adverts and on this Dude Perfect YouTube video, while scuzzy rock track ‘Higher’ can be heard on an episode of Riverdale. Their next EP Myths & Legends which followed in April 2017 had one if its lead singles ‘Legend’ appear in the ice hockey game NHL 18 soundtrack, continuing their commercial success.
In October 2017, they released their debut full length album, ATLAS, which saw them embark on a 27-date tour of the U.S. and Canada in support of Echosmith. ‘Legend’ and ‘Unstoppable’, which were re-released as part of the album, reached the Top 40 of the Billboard Rock Songs chart which lead to a distinctive jump in their online popularity.
This February, they released a strong follow-up EP Pressure which explores a heavier rock sound and portrays their diverse skills composing and perfroming a multitude of genres. Including songs such as the bass-heavy ‘Glory’, emotive ‘Stronger’, raw ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Dreamin’’ featuring critically acclaimed alt-rapper, Blackbear, its a progressive collection of work that sees the duo never letting their sound stagnate. Speaking of the emotions explored within the release Anthony states “I want people to listen to our new music and say ‘damn, this is exactly what I’m going through’. Even if you’re in a completely different lane, I want you to realise we’re all going through the same journey. You’re not alone. You can overcome whatever pressures you’re facing. If we had a message, that would be it.”
Never slowing down, The Score have already released the first single of their next project: the brooding ballad ‘Stay’. Released two weeks ago, it coincides with the announcement that one of two of their upcoming UK tour dates have sold out. With shows at London Camden Assembly and Manchester Deaf Institute next month, London has already sold out meanwhile Manchester only has limited tickets remaining, so don’t miss out!introducing / the score