The Run Up are a 5-piece melodic punk rock band from Bristol (UK) who have carved out a strong reputation in their homeland UK scene, on the basis of their fun, energetic and passionate live shows.
Mixing melodic punk rock and pop punk, The Run Up have a unique and versatile sound which has lead them to play alongside an array bands from hardcore to straight up pop punk.
The band formed in autumn 2014 and set out to have as much fun as possible. Along their travels the band have played / toured with Such Gold, A Wilhelm Scream, Off With Their Heads, The Flatliners, Iron Chic and Red City Radio.
After releasing a demo; an EP (via Paper+Plastick) and single, the band released their debut LP via Real Ghost Records (EU) & Get Party Records (North America) which was very well received. In 2018 The Run Up released 'Good Friends, Bad Luck' EP via Uncle M and Real Ghost records
2018 seen The Run Up complete UK and EU tours, playing with bands such as A Wilhelm Scream, Red City Radio, Iron Chic, No Trigger, Spanish Love Songs, Bad Cop / Bad Cop and Pkew Pkew Pkew. By the end of the calendar year, The Run Up will played around 75 shows in over 10 countries.
With their roots and hearts still firmly in the DIY scene, The Run Up are progressing to become one of the most exciting bands on the punk rock scene.
Artist Name: The Run Up
Hometown: Bristol, UK
Genre: Melodic Punk Rock
No. of Members: 5; vocals, x 2 guitars, bass, drums
No. of Years together: 4
No. of lives shows in last 12 months: 75 in 10 countries
Played with: Iron Chic, Red City Radio, Such Gold, The Menzingers, Off With Their Heads, The Movielife, A Wilhelm Scream, Spanish Love Songs, Pkew Pkew Pkew, Bad Cop / Bad Cop
Similar Artists: Strike Anywhere, The Flatliners, Face To Face, Hot Water Music, The Wonder Years, The Swellers, Polar Bear Club, Iron Chic
Discography: Demo - 2014 // Scared of Everything via Paper+Plastick - 2015, Sink or Swallow / North - 2017, S/T - 2017 via Real Ghost Records / Get Party Records, Good Friends, Bad Luck - 2018 via Uncle M / Real Ghost Records