Hailing from Newcastle, Australia, Trophy Eyes stitch together emotionally driven lyrics with aggressive pop based punk in a style that is uniquely their own. The five-piece quickly outgrew their sleepy harbour city in 2013 after the release of their debut EP, Everything Goes Away, which caused a ripple in a scene that wasn’t ready for them. Powered by vocalist John Floreani’s deeply personal lyrics, Trophy Eyes’ message quickly spread outside of Australia and connected with a loyal following worldwide.
In late 2013, Trophy Eyes took their message on the road, supporting UK pop-punks Neck Deep on their Australian tour as well as being chosen by triple j to play Soundwave Festival in 2014. Soon after, the band were picked up by USlabel Hopeless Records, home to New Found Glory, All Time Low, Taking Back Sunday, The Used and more. They kept up the momentum with a slew of their own headline tours and impressive support slots, notably touring with Australian rock giants Violent Soho.
Their highly acclaimed debut album, Mend, Move On, was released in late 2014, which earned them Blunt Magazine’s “Best Newcomer Award” in their annual Readers’ Choice Awards and set the stage for a massive 2015, playing 130 shows across 21 countries. Fans across the globe got to witness Trophy Eyes energetic and impassioned performances with Neck Deep in the UK, during a headline tour of mainland Europe with As It Is as well as a full North American Vans Warped Tour across the ocean. Eventually the band went home and did several laps of Australia before returning to the UK and Europe for Warped Tour and supporting Anti Flag later that same year.
Trophy Eyes kicked off 2016 by setting off a dust storm at Unify Gathering 2016 with Australian Heavyweights Parkway Drive, Tonight Alive and Hands Like Houses. The charge is set to continue as the band were recently announced as the main support on the sold out The Amity Affliction Australian tour.