Did y’all see the email?


B-Stixx messages to the Already Late group chat. Before anyone can respond, she sends a screenshot of the inbox for the band’s booking account ( booking@alreadylate.band ).

We got asked to play another festival! She says that she saw us play a while ago and thought we’d be a good fit.


Remember when I said, ‘This our year’? THIS IS OUR YEAR!!

Jest A King

Yeah, but you say that every year. That’s definitely some kind of logical fallacy.


Still, Jest A King has a point.  Already Late’s special blend of Alternative, Pop-Punk, Hip-Hop (and anything else they decided to grab out of the kitchen; sink included) had been included in several popular playlists. Their music video for “Plugged-in 34” was selected for film festivals, and after months of planning they finally released their debut LP “Little Kid Dreams”.

They really did feel like their dreams were coming true. They’ve gone from growing up and getting bullied for liking rock (read: white people’s) music and manga, to sold out shows and fans singing along to Japanese lyrics. Just like they listen to bands like WANIMA, Panic! At the Disco, twenty one pilots or Enter Shikari, people were beginning to listen to them.

When y’all wanna practice?


Hakase has never been one to just enjoy good news without being pragmatic.

On Saturday, they meet at B’s house. Jest-A-King has his car loaded with guitars, pedals, his amp, and his ukulele. Hakase arrives later on his bike. His bass is packed in a backpack gig bag, and his laptop bag is hanging off of it. B-Stixx makes sure their drums are set up, and they all get to work.

The day of the music festival comes., and Already Late brings the house down. The crowd can’t help but move their feet to the B’s beats and Hakase’s grooves. They can’t help but sing along with JaK’s lyrics and melodies, whether they’re in English or Japanese.

After the show, people rush the merch booth to buy “Little Kid Dreams” and maybe a T-Shirt.