Forming in 2018 California punk rock upstart The Downsides formed out of members of other projects in their hometown of Lancaster, California. Playing in hardcore bands growing up as well as even playing some acoustic blues music Dylan Rivetti & Cole Patterson set out to start a project playing music reminiscent of the Punk Rock they used to listen to growing up. So they formed The Downsides blending influences from punk bands such as Alkaline Trio & Against Me! to emo bands like The Movielife & The Get Up Kids to rock music like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan & Nirvana. After a few lineup changes they released their “In the Desert” single in May 2018 followed up by their self-titled EP in September.