Pepper is a reggae, ska band originally from Hawaii, but has recently moved to southern California. They play a mix of reggae, dub, ska, and punk.
Pepper's relocation was inspired by Volcom Entertainment's excitement and interest in producing and distributing the band's music. â€śGive'N Itâ€ť is the band's first official release combining dancehall, reggae, punk, hip-hop, and pop. It sparked some initial interest in Warped Tour promoter Kevin Lyman. With Kevin's interest and Volcom's involvement Pepper graced the premiere side stage at Warped Tour 2001.
Immediately following a whirlwind of shows, Pepper took to the studio with Steve Kravac (Less Than Jake, MXPX) to create ground swell album â€śKona Town â€ť. Released in March of 2002, this album, with its "signature sound" sold over 45,000 copies. This sophomore release by Pepper not only charted for several weeks on the DMA chart in their hometown of Hawaii, but also yielded #1 hit â€śGive It Upâ€ť (aka Dirty Hot Sex) on Clear Channel affiliate Star 101.9 KUCD in June of 2003. KEDJ in Phoenix added the track in September of 2003 which instantly ...