Relient K

Decades: 2000s


Originating from Canton, Ohio, USA, this spiritually inclined pop punk band was formed by Matt Thiessen (Canada; guitar/vocals), Matt Hoopes (guitar), Brian Pittman (bass), and David Douglas (drums). The quartet took their unusual name from the beaten up car that Hoopes drove at the time (a Plymouth Reliant K). They made their live debut on New Year’s Day, 1998, and it did not take long for the quartet to build a regional following, and also sign a recording contract with the indie label Gotee. The band began releasing albums at a rather rapid pace, including 2001’s The Anatomy Of The Tongue in Cheek and 2003’s Two Lefts Don’t Make A Right … But Three Do. Constantly on the road supporting their albums, Relient K has shared the concert stage with similarly styled outfits such as New Found Glory and Good Charlotte.

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