Threes Away is a punk rock band from Austin, TX. Drawing influences from pop punk to hardcore, their songs vary in style, but always include loud guitars, driving beats, and multiple vocals. Threes Away's songs range from topics on touring and drinking around the world to current political events and trends while delivering a positive message with realistic undertones. With over 50 years of combined experience between them, the members of Threes Away have played in such bands as Born To Lose, Sixer, The Independents, and Riverboat Gamblers. Threes Away has shared stages with Devils Brigade, Gangnails, Far From Finished, Swinggin Utters, The Shell Corporation, Sex Slaves, The Independents, Lower Class Brats and The Adicts. Throughout the years, these 4 friends have continued to do to what they have always done: Write, record, perform, and live the life they love.
Formed in the Fall of 2010 as a side project from Born To Lose, members Ben Ballard, Chris Rupp, Chris Hausen, and Ian Walling wrote and recorded a 7 song demo. Their first show was in the Spring of 2011 opening for Devils Brigade in Prague followed by a short European run with Gangnails.
In the next year Threes Away continued to write, record and play local shows in Austin. Chris Hausen left the band and Thomas Wilkerson took over on bass. In the Spring of 2012 Threes Away self released the "Word of Mouth" EP and preformed several shows at the SXSW music festival in Austin TX. Their next move was touring the United States from Austin to Boston to Florida and back over 5 weeks in the Spring of 2013.
The name "Threes Away" is lifted from a simple dice game they would play to pass time on tour with Born to Lose. Seeing an unique opportunity being named after a game, the band decided to flip the script and make a game based on the band. "Threes Away - The Game" was born in December 2012, and is available on iPhone, iPad, and Android (via the GOogle Play store). It is a mobile game where you play dice against the members of the band, and unlock new songs, dice sets, locations, and opponents. "Threes Away - World Tour" is currently in early development, and will include mini-games, an all new 3D game engine, new songs, new locations, multiple bands to play against, and a currency system that will allow you to collect your winnings and trade them in for stickers, buttons, shirts, and more!
Threes Away is currently writing new music for a European release in the Winter of 2014 and booking European dates for February 2014.