Forever the Sickest Kids (FTSK) – American punk rock group
Forever the Sickest Kids is a punk group from Dallas. It began forming back in 2001 when its members were playing in other bands, such as Good Day Josif, Triumph Over Tragedy, and Committed. All of them performed at local clubs and often met each other at concerts. But eventually, all three fell apart. In 2004, Good Day Josif and Triumph over Tragedy disbanded. A few months later so did Committed.
Left without work, musicians decided to form a new band called Forever the Sickest Kids (often shortened to FTSK). The vocalist was Jonathan Cook, the guitar player – Caleb Turman, bass guitarist and vocalist – Austin Bello, and drummer – Kyle Burns. In the beginning, two more members were working with the group. Kent Garrison and Marc Stewart left in 2010 and 2012 accordingly.
In 2007, the artists signed a contract with Universal Motown Records. Soon after that, they presented the debut EP, Television Off, Party On. The same year, they recorded two more small albums, Warped Tour and Hot Party Jamz.
In April 2008, the band presented a single, "Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone)", which came with a music video. Later, the song was re-released with a shortened name “Whoa Oh!”. It was recorded with the assistance of Selena Gomez. After some time, the band announced the upcoming release of its official album, Underdog Alma Mater. The LP was commercially successful and brought musicians popularity. It reached the 45th spot of Billboard 200. After its release, many fans were trying to book Forever the Sickest Kids for private events.