Like several music groups before them, the East TN trio began writing music while in the midst of high school, being inspired by the likes of indie-pop legends Hippo Campus and the driving blues-rock of Colony House.
The band formed in 2018 when Lead singer, Brandon Sexton; Bassist, Joey Carrier; and Drummer, Luke Fielden decided to combine their musical passions into a developed project. In that same year, the band self-produced their first indie teenage anthem, “Fishnets”, which detailed the emotional rollercoaster of growing up.
In response to the success of their first single. The band completed their first collection of music, “Natives”, diving further into the emotional turmoils of moving from youthful freedom to adulthood.
The band eponymously named themselves after the nickname of their hometown: “The Model City”. After gaining traction through local gigs, the band released their first single, Fishnets, in September, 2018. With their fan base growing, the group continued on and started working on their debut EP: “Natives”, set to be released May 24th, 2019.