Punk Rock might have been the force that brought Destroy Boys together but it’s far from the only touchstone for their music. From their first record through the present, they have continued to write and sing about what they know. School drama and elitist cliques encountered in their teens have given way to the pain of relationships and the inherent feelings of misunderstanding and isolation that is all too common for young people navigating a hybrid of real and digital worlds.
The band started in 2015 by Sacramento teens Alexia Roditis and Violet Mayugba while they were still in high-school, dropping their first record Sorry Mom which remains a classic for the band’s fans. Their success continued to heat up with the release of their album Make Room, recorded by Martin Cooke (Death Cab for Cutie, Of Monsters and Men). In 2020, they signed with Hopeless Records, worked with producer Will Yip (Turnstile, Braid) and released their LP Open Mouth, Open Heart chronicling pandemic-frustration and the rise of online gossip and bullying.