Highly Suspect is an American rock trio from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The band was founded by twin brothers Rich (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Ryan Meyer (drums, backing vocals) and their best friend Johnny Stevens (guitar, lead vocals). After starting as a bar cover band, they relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where they recorded The Worst Humans EP with producer Joel Hamilton (Elvis Costello, Plastic Ono Band, The Black Keys, Wu-Tang Clan). The band’s first studio album, Mister Asylum, was released on July 17, 2015,earning Highly Suspect a nomination for Best Rock Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. The song “Lydia” was also nominated for Best Rock Song.Their second studio album, The Boy Who Died Wolf, was released on November 18, 2016. Two singles have been released from the album, “My Name Is Human”, which topped the Billboard US Mainstream Rock Songs chart, and “Little One”, which peaked at number 2 on the same chart.
Highly Suspect got their start in 2009 as a cover band playing songs by Sublime, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd in local bars in the Cape Cod area, such as the British Beer Company, J.R Brody’s Roadside Tavern, and Sundancers, also touring and playing a limited number of shows with bands 10 Years, Monster Truck and Sevendust. They attended Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School.