Fresh from becoming the youngest ever band to grace the stage at Coachella, the prodigiously talented Unlocking the Truth have reportedly signed a two-album deal with Sony. The Brooklyn-based three piece metal band, aged between 12 and 13, made their names busking on the streets of New York in 2012, where they made their names as musicians with talents way beyond their years.
Guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, bassist Alec Atkins, 13, and drummer Jarad Dawkins, 12, rose to fame when videos of them performing in Time Square went viral. Now, they've gone from YouTube sensations to IRL stars and this year played an afternoon slot at Coachella, where they managed to instigate a fairly full on circle pit.
Off the back of their raucous Coachella set and furious online attention they've signed a guaranteed two-album deal with Sony. There's a $60,000 advance on the first record and a cool $350,000 on the second. If Sony decide to take all the options written into the deal, Unlocking The Truth could make the full $1.7million.
Pretty good going for a three piece still in high school. Watch a Dazed collaboration with All Saints and Unlocking The Truth below:
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