PHOTOS: State Champs, Knuckle Puck and Roam take Paris by storm

© Edouard Camus

Just few minutes after the doors opened, local band Atlas For Home appeared onstage, in front of friends and strangers. The audience started moving to the band’s pop-rock sounds, and even though most of the crowd didn’t know the band, they were ready to have a good night, even more when the Parisian band covered the Friends theme song “I’ll Be There For You,” originally by the Rembrandts. After a stage shift, Hopeless Records band Roam invaded the stage, jumping up and down, left to right, throwing the mic towards the fans, wearing Glamour Kills and All Time Low shirts, who screamed back most of the lyrics. As usual, Roam proved that they are ready to take the pop-punk stage anywhere, anytime. Followed by Knuckle Puck in the running order, the Chicago-based band showed to people who still doubted it that they are the new pop-punk band everybody loves. From fangirls to strong pop-punk men, with their reversed snapbacks and Vans shoes (spotted too many times to count). The most wanted band of the evening was, without a doubt, the headliners, State Champs, just few weeks before releasing their new album Around The World And Back. (Pick up Substream #48 for a big feature on State Champs.) French photographer Edouard Camus went back (again) to one the most frequented venues in Paris, and shot the night.