At just 14 years old, the Trips are a force to be reckoned with. Their debut EP, Mass Extinction, is the epitome of teenage angst — loud, intense, and risk-taking sounds all coming together in melodic harmony.
Hailing from Sonoma, the Trips don’t stand out just because of their age or edgy punk sound. The band is made up of triplets Claire Evans (bass/lead vocals), Sophia Evans (guitar/vocals), and Mark Evans (drums). Raised on bands like Black Flag and the Beatles, the siblings formed the band in 2014 when they were just nine-years-old. They started off covering songs from the Foo Fighters and Linkin Park, explaining their distinct alt-rock influence.
Mass Extinction is the release of the band’s original compositions. Throughout the 5-song EP, the Trips keep the momentum high. “No More” is the first track and sets the level of intensity for the remaining songs. “The Elements” is an unexpected instrumental break, showcasing the roots and passion for music. At just 14 years old, there is no stopping the Trips.