J-14 is scouting out the hottest bands around... and this week's pick is Six Volt.
Here are five things you need to know about Six Volt, whose debut album drops September 14!
Drummer Robby Webb came up with the name Six Volt after a practice in the fall of 2009. "[It's the] five of us, and the 6th member is the fans!" the band tells J-14. "We also liked Grandpa's Space Shuttle but our parents thought it was too crazy!"
Six Volt's single, "Mind On Me," is about someone who's figuartively invisible to the person they really like. "When you have a crush on someone at school and they don't pay any attention to you and you wish they did, so you want them to think about you all the time -- to get their mind on you," guitarist Granger Whitelaw, Jr. explains.
Six Volt is currently on the road -- their next stop is July 10 in Marlborough, MA, and they wrap up the tour in Philadelphia on August 29. Even cooler? They're giving away a PRS Guitar at every stop! Get all the tour dates here.
Singer Nichole Deppe loves being the only girl in the band because the guys don't treat her any differently. "No drama!" she tells J-14.
Guitarist Joe Cilento, who originally formed the band last year with Granger, admits he's done some silly things before. One thing his parents still don't know about? "I rolled down a hill in garbage can," Joe says.
Six Volt sent us this exclusive shoutout and an acoustic version of their song, "Mind On Me." Check it out right here:
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Photo: Courtesy of Shuffleboard Records