Global Affront was formed in 2009 in the San Francisco Bay Area by Eric Wellington and Rico Colley. They began by playing Nirvana, Sex Pistols and Green Day covers, but were inspired to write original material in response to the 2009 Oakland BART shooting and the riots that followed. After recording and releasing their debut (self-titled) EP in 2011, they started to build a following and were booked to play venues such as the legendary Continental Club in Oakland and The DNA Lounge in San Francisco. The band’s song lyrics, while always based in solid punk angst, began to evolve and incorporate themes of social and political injustice. In 2012, Colley and Wellington recruited Shane Hunt-Dussé as their bassist and the band recorded their second EP, "Another Fucking Global Affront EP." The EP was released during the finals of the 2012 San Francisco Battle of the Bands, where Global Affront beat out more than 100 bands to take first prize. In early 2013, Global Affront teamed up with SF Suicide Prevention and instituted an annual benefit concert with all proceeds going to this important cause. In the summer of 2013, Global Affront set out on their first cross country tour, hitting world-famous spots like 924 Gilman in Berkeley, Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, Sullivan Hall in New York City, and others. Global Affront released their debut full-length album, "It's All Downhill From Here," in 2014 and are currently working on their next album, "American Nightmare."