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The Interrupters (band)

The Interrupters are an American ska punk band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2011. The band comprises Aimee Interrupter on lead vocals, Jesse Bivona on drums, Justin Bivona on bass, and Kevin Bivona on guitar. They have released three albums. The latest, Fight the Good Fight, was released in 2018, along with the album's lead single, "She's Kerosene".[1]

The Interrupters
OriginLos Angeles, California
Years active2011–present
Associated acts


Formation and early yearsEdit

The three Bivona brothers met Aimee Allen, a solo artist at the time, in 2009 while touring with their band Telacasters supporting The Dirty Heads and Sugar Ray. In 2011, Aimee and Kevin started writing songs together and brought Kevin's brothers, twins Jesse and Justin, in to play drums and bass. That led to the four forming The Interrupters.[2]

The band got an early start, touring with bands such as Rancid, The Transplants,[3] Devil's Brigade, and Left Alone; as well as playing the American music festival Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver,[4] and the Canadian music festival Amnesia Rockfest, all before the release of their first record.

They were frequently involved with Tim Armstrong's Tim Timebomb and Friends project, which saw the online-release of a song a day for an entire year. They were also members of the touring group. The first single released was the song "Liberty", followed shortly thereafter by the song "Family", which features a guest vocal by Tim Armstrong and was previously released through the Tim Timebomb and Friends project. Both singles were released as limited edition 7"s through Pirates Press Records.

The Interrupters, Say It Out LoudEdit

The Interrupters' debut self-titled record was released August 5, 2014 on Hellcat/Epitaph Records. The album debuted at #95 on the iTunes US Albums chart.[5] The lead single "Take Back The Power" was featured in commercials for T-Mobile,[6] Shameless,[7] MLB's 2016 Home Run Derby,[8] and the Michael Moore film Where To Invade Next,[9] as well as being featured in the closing credits of the film.

Following the release, the band toured the US and Canada in support of the album with the likes of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Street Dogs, Less Than Jake, Big D and The Kids Table, Reel Big Fish, Rancid, and The English Beat; and toured Europe with Bad Religion; and also played Soundwave Festival in Australia, and Groezrock Festival in Belgium.

The Interrupters' sophomore record Say It Out Loud was released June 24, 2016 on Hellcat/Epitaph Records. Produced again by Tim Armstrong, the album peaked at #7 on the Billboard Heatseekers Album chart, #25 on the Billboard Independent albums chart, #38 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, #22 on the Billboard Vinyl Albums chart, and debuted at #56 on the iTunes US Albums chart.[10][11][12][13][14]

In support of Say It Out Loud, the band played on the entire Vans Warped Tour during the summer of 2016, and then embarked on their first US headlining tour, bringing Fat Wreck Chords' band Bad Cop Bad Cop along for support.[15][16]

Fight the Good FightEdit

On May 2, 2018, the Interrupters announced the album Fight the Good Fight, produced by Tim Armstrong, released on June 29 on Hellcat/Epitaph.[17] The lead single, "She's Kerosene",[18] peaked at number 4 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart,[19] The album has reached number 2 on the Billboard Independent Albums,[20] and number 141 on the Billboard 200.[21] The band were featured on the cover of Kerrang! magazine in May 2019 and were nominated for 'Best International Breakthrough' at the 2019 Kerrang! Awards.[22]

Billy Kottage, formerly of Reel Big Fish, has been touring with the band as a featured musician since early 2019, playing the Hammond Organ and trombone.

Band membersEdit

  • Aimee Interrupter – lead vocals (2011–present)
  • Kevin Bivona – guitar, lead and backing vocals (2011–present)
  • Justin Bivona – bass, backing vocals (2011–present)
  • Jesse Bivona – drums, backing vocals (2011–present)


Studio albumsEdit


Title Year Peak chart positions Album




"Liberty" 2013 The Interrupters
"Babylon" 2015 Say It Out Loud
"She's Kerosene" 2018 4 20 49 1 Fight the Good Fight
"Gave You Everything" 2019 21 [A] 2
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilations and splitsEdit

  • 2016 Warped Tour Compilation – various artists, Side One Dummy Records (2016)
  • Hooligans United: A Tribute to Rancid – Various artists, Hellcat/Smelvis Records (2015)
  • Dale la Bota – various artists, Smelvis Records (2013)
  • 2018 Warped Tour Compilation – various artists, Side One Dummy Records (2018)

In popular cultureEdit

The song "Family" has a prominent role in the Twilight Zone episode "Six Degrees of Freedom".


  1. ^ "Gave You Everything" did not enter the Rock Songs chart, but peaked at number 37 on the Rock Airplay chart.[28]


  1. ^ Payne, Chris. "Meet The Interrupters, the First Female-Fronted Ska Band With an Alternative Radio Hit Since No Doubt". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Soundproof: The Interrupters". YouTube. June 24, 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Tours: Rancid / Tim Timebomb & Friends / The Interrupters". Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "AP Recommends: 3 new artists you must see at Riot Fest – Features – Alternative Press". Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  5. ^ " 'The Interrupters (Deluxe Edition)' by The Interrupters (American Albums iTunes Chart)". Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "T-Mobile TV Commercial, 'Never Settle for Verizon' Song by The Interrupters". Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  7. ^ Llegaron las Series (December 13, 2014). "Shameless Season 5 – Promo : 'Take Back The Power' (Subtitulada)". Retrieved February 17, 2017 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ "Song during home run derby commercial • r/NameThatSong". Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  9. ^ Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films (December 17, 2015). "Where to Invade Next Official Trailer 1 (2016) – Michael Moore Documentary HD". Retrieved February 17, 2017 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Heatseekers Albums: Up and Coming Musicians Chart". Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  11. ^ "Independent Albums". Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  12. ^ "Rock Albums". Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  13. ^ "Vinyl Albums : Page 1". Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  14. ^ " 'Say It Out Loud' by The Interrupters (American Albums iTunes Chart)". Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  15. ^ "Festivals & Events: Warped Tour 2016 lineup announced". Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  16. ^ "Tours: The Interrupters/Bad Cop/Bad Cop (North America)". Retrieved February 17, 2017.
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  18. ^ "The Interrupters Announce New Album Produced by Tim Armstrong". Retrieved May 4, 2018.
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  22. ^ "Kerrang! Awards 2019 Preview". Sound Mouth. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  23. ^ "The Interrupters Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  24. ^ "The Interrupters Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  25. ^ "The Interrupters Chart History: Hot Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  26. ^ "The Interrupters Chart History: Canada All Format". Billboard. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  27. ^ "The Interrupters Chart History: Canada Rock". Billboard. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  28. ^ "The Interrupters – Chart History: Rock Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved April 22, 2019.

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