Formed in 2004, Paramore is a modern American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee. At the start, the linup consisted of female vocalist Hayley Williams with Josh Farro, Jason bynum, Jeremy Davis and Zac Farro supporting her. The group underwent member changes in its formative years; however, later became a mainstream success. After creating a short demo in 2004, the group released their only song “Conspiracy” to record labels. The band performed on small tours, playing in old industrial buildings and small clubs. In 2005, label representatives from Fueled by Ramen listened to Paramore at an exclusive performance. Impressed, founder of the label, John Janick signed the band and began work on their first album.
All We Know is Falling hit store shelves on July 26, 2005. The album went gold in the US, Austria, and United Kingdom. The first single “Pressure,” garnered the most commercial success reaching No. 62 on the US Billboard Hot Digital Songs. Following the release, Paramore embarked on their first world tour promoting their album until returning to the studio in 2007.
On June 21 of the same year, the group dropped their follow-up record, Riot!. Almost every single released reached the charts in either the US or the United Kingdom. Hit songs “Misery Business,” “Crushcrushcrush” and “That’s What You Get” garnered the band much attention. Soon after, the band released two Eps, in which “I Caught Myself” featured on the major motion film, Twilight.
In 2009, Paramore dropped their third and most successful album, Brand New Eyes. The record reached No. 2 on US billboard charts and No. 1 in Austria, New Zealand, and the UK. The album highlighted singles “Ignorance” and “The Only Exception." After the release, the group embarked on another world tour. During this time, the band played at notable venues such as Wembley Arena to an audience of over 12,000. They also performed with many popular acts, including Jimmey Eats World and Faith no More. The next year, Josh and Zac Farro left the band leaving Paramore to perform as a trio.
The band didn’t quite; however, in 2011 they set out to tour in South America. During this time, they released the singles “In the Morning” and “Monster,” the latter featured on the second Transformers film. In 2012, Paramore began working on a fourth album with notable artist from Nine Inch Nails and Garbage. Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen, their self-titled album dropped in 2013, receiving modest fan praise, while garnering great critical reviews. Their single “Aint it Fun” became the bands best most popular song to date.