In its purest form, music acts as a conduit of self-expression that's free from the conventions of society, it’s this spirit and fearlessness that lies at the core of twenty | one | pilots, a group whose musical vision is completely their own.

The Columbus, Ohio-based band started out like most acts, but instead of aimlessly touring they concentrated on their hometown base and before long they were selling out huge local venues. Over the past few years the duo of frontman Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun have built a hardcore and organic following that seems primed to reach a fever pitch with the release of their Fueled By Ramen debut Vessel.

For Vessel the band entered a real studio for the first time ever with Grammy nominated producer Greg Wells (Pharrell Williams, Weezer) to craft an album which merges elements of hip-hop, indie rock and punk in a way that's so seamless that you'll be rapping along one minute, and caught up in a lush orchestral line the next.

‘Holding On To You’ is the band’s first single from Vessel, it has this impossibly catchy groove, mixed with this high-energy hip-hop and then accompanied by an ambient electronic beat, all ingredients fusing to make a true twenty | one | pilots track.

With 2012 being the biggest year in the band’s history, with signing a record deal and, playing bigger and better shows, holding support slots for the likes of Grouplove, while also playing Asian festivals such as Fuji Rock in Japan and Global Gathering in Korea. This success, allowed the band to be featured on MTV’s list for ‘Artist to Watch in 2013’ – they share this honour with the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Alt J and The Weeknd. Last year’s artists featured the likes of Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, FUN. and Alabama Shakes.

2013 will see the band sky rocket onto the international music scene, with shows in the UK and ASIA, while just playing the SXSW conference in Austin, a massive headline tour around the U.S. and a number of U.S festival appearances such as Bonnaroo, Firefly, Hangout, Sweet Life and Bunbury music festivals.

twenty | one | pilots' rise was based solely on the organic relationship they cultivated with their fans via their music, live performances and social media presence.