Forever the Sickest Kids
Forever The Sickest Kids
Background Information
Origin Dallas, Texas
Genre Rock
Power Pop
Years active 2006-present
Label(s) Universal Motown
Austin Bello
Kyle Burns
Jonathan Cook
Kent Garrison
Marc Stewart
Caleb Turman

Forever the Sickest Kids, often abbreviated as FTSK, is a rock band from Dallas, Texas signed to Universal Motown Records Group. In issue 228 of Alternative Press, the group was named the number one underground band in the "22 Best Underground Bands (That Likely Won't Stay Underground for Long)". Their first EP, Television Off, Party On, was released on July 3, 2007. Their debut album, Underdog Alma Mater, was later released on April 29, 2008[1].


Formation (2006)Edit

Marc Stewart guitar) and Kyle Burns (drums) are step brothers[2]. Stewart met Kent Garrison (keyboard) in high school. Then, when Garrison went to college, he met up with Jonathan Cook (vocals) and Austin Bello (bass guitar). For a while, Bello played with Caleb Turman in a band called Been Bradley[3], while everyone else from Forever the Sickest Kids played with The Flipside. In late 2006, both of those groups reached a creative standstill, and the band was officially formed.

"Hey Brittany" and EPs (2007)Edit

While browsing PureVolume, lead singer Jonathan Cook accidentally spent $350 that the band didn't have to receive a front page placement of a song that they also didn't have. For this reason, they went into the studio and wrote "Hey Brittany", then recorded it with their producer Geoff Rockwell in a matter of days. Since it was first posted, "Hey Brittany" has garnered many Internet plays and triggered a bidding war among eight labels. On April 24, 2007, Universal Motown emerged victorious, and released the band's Television Off, Party On EP on July 3. The releases of The Sickest Warped Tour EP and the Hot Party Jamz EP would soon follow.

Underdog Alma Mater (2008)Edit

The band's first single, "Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone)", was released on April 1, 2008. Their debut album Underdog Alma Mater was later released on April 29. The band supported All Time Low and The Rocket Summer on the 2008 Alternative Press tour from March 14 to May 2. The band played with Metro Station, The Cab, Danger Radio, and The Maine on their first headlining tour, and later performed on the 2008 Vans Warped Tour. They appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on June 12 performing their single "Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone)". Their second single, "She's a Lady" was released on July 14. The band headed to Tokyo, Japan to perform at the annual Summer Sonic Festival. In late September, the band undertook a brief headlining tour in the UK, after Cobra Starship, the original headliners, post-poned their tour. The band also held the Sassy Back tour throughout October and November with Cobra Starship, Hit the Lights, and Sing it Loud.They have reached success in Europe and Australia and started their early 2009 headline in the Netherlands, followed by France and Germany.

Band membersEdit

  • Jonathan Cook – vocals
  • Caleb Turman – guitar, vocals
  • Marc Stewart – guitar
  • Austin Bello – bass guitar, vocals
  • Kent Garrison – keyboard
  • Kyle Burns – drums


Studio albumsEdit

Year Album Billboard 200
2008 Underdog Alma Mater 45


Year Album
2007 Television Off, Party On
The Sickest Warped Tour EP
2008 Hot Party Jamz


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Hot 100 US Pop 100 US T40 Main
2008 "Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone)" - 78[4] 38 Underdog Alma Mater
"She's a Lady"
"Believe Me I'm Lying"
"—" denotes the song failed to chart or wasn't released



  1. FTSK on MySpace
  2. The Forever the Sickest Kids Street Team
  3. Been Bradley MySpace
  4. Billboard - Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone) Chart Positions

External linksEdit

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