As a result, twelve24 have answered invitations to play all over the world: tours in the us, uk, south africa, norway, sweden, germany, france; festivals in spain, lithuania, denmark, slovakia, austria, switzerland, and in finland, where they opened for lecrae. The band have notched up 500,000 views on vevo and 26,000 likes on their verified facebook page.
Twelve24 are fiercely protective of their artistic vision writing and producing all their tracks with the help of a close team of studio collaborators. That's because while their music is radio-ready, catchy and feel-good, it is informed by a deep sense of calling to share the life-changing good news of jesus christ. Their faith is personal to them and intrinsic to their lives, and each band member has their own personal story of it has changed their life in a positive way. Having started out touring high schools with some different singers, a chunk of twelve24's time each year is still devoted to talking to young people about how faith has impacted their lives, addressing issues such as self-image, suicide, respect and bullying.
Indeed, twelve24 has given the name of the lead-off single, higher, from their new album from the ground up to an upcoming schools tour put on by youth charity the message trust. The band see this as a big part of their own vision to change a generation through authentic music. Alongside international gigs, tours and huge festivals, the band feel it is vitally important to be on the ground, meeting young people face to face and inspiring them with a positive message. The bands self-produced music video for higher won mtvs ˜the freshmenâ viewer vote on college channel mtvu and was played on full rotation (four times a day) for six weeks straight. It was also picked up by mtv latin america, mtv hits, pure gyms & footlocker stores, and the california music channel to name just a few.
Their latest album from the ground up released in october 2015 contains higher, plus the hands-in-the-air hit nobody but you and forever and always. The album is available on all good digital download/stream stores and physical copies are available on wldkdz.bigcartel.com. Twelve24 also have their own merchandise and clothing label called wldkdz (wild kids) with snapbacks, beanies, t-shirts, jumpers and more, all available on wldkdz.bigcartel.com.
The band have a new vision now and founding members josh (uk) and ryan (usa) are still going strong and fronting the band which takes free lance singers and musicians on the road with them. They are also working on brand new music for 2017 with a few close friends in the studio. Long - standing member, christina, who sang and performed with twelve24 from 2007 - 2016 has now moved on from the band to pursue her dream of missionary and mentoring work in south africa, however they are all still close friends. Most importantly the future of twelve24 is very bright with many highly anticipated projects, tours, festival appearances and concerts coming up!