Alex, Sean, Stephen, Drew

Photographed by Amanda Lin

Formed in 2015, The Split Seconds exploded onto the DC music scene with their unique style of no-frills classic pop-punk.  Rising from the ashes of Dischord Records' The Coastals, frontman Drew Champion sought to put together a project combining the energy of late-70's Punk with undertones of 60's pop, and garage rock. 

Joined by drummer Sean Peterson, bassist Stephen Parsons, and guitarist Alex Massi, The Split Seconds took their sound to enthusiastic audiences at east coast punk clubs.

The Split Seconds' debut LP "Center of Attention" was released by Altercation Records Inc. in March 2017 to critical acclaim, featured on outlets including The Washington Post, Punknews, Dying Scene, New Noise, and Idobi Radio.

The Split Seconds are busy in 2017 touring, recording, and performing at festivals including SXSW, The Fest, and Antisocial Camp-Out.

"DC punk-rock sound distilled"
- Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post
“sick riffs and raw, throaty vocals”
- Jonathan Goodwin, The Deli Magazine

“they take simplicity and rev it up with a little modern pop-punk - short, simple, and sweet.”
- John Gentile,

“a revival of 1970s era punk with a sound that’s fast, simple, catchy and bold”
- Katie Ebel, UMD Writer’s Bloc

"Fast and heavy pop punk from the nation’s capital. Heavy, catchy, and emotive music. The Split Seconds stand out as a band ready to take the world by storm."
- Jeff Orrence, Glory in Sound

“This is punk... I want to sound like this band: hell, I want to be this band, they are that good. These guys are from DC and it shows.”
- Phil King, Audio Fuzz

"Catchy hooks, hard hitting riffs, and good old fashion punk rock melodies"
- Outcast Magazine

"The Split Seconds release a great punk record, with some subtle but great melodies with big choruses that live will make for some great singalongs in the future - an infectious record with a bounce that continues until the end of their self titled."
- Thinking Lyrically
“set to do the business”
- Steve Janes, WithGuitars