Locals went on to volunteer for the 2017 Vans Warped Tour in exchange for food, a bus number and a place to drive their new record. There, the band were tapped to perform on multiple dates and then went on to receive endorsements online from Dani & Fil of Neck Deep, Movements and even Vans Warped Tour.
After performing stripped versions of their debut release endlessly over the summer of 2017, key writers Joey Scott & Craig Johns Jr. were inspired to peel back rough edges and showcase a softer side to their creativity. On Christmas, New Noise Magazine premiered a stream for Locals Only’s Acoustic EP - which features six stripped down and completely re-imagined acoustic version of their debut self-titled release.
While gearing up for tour this summer, Locals Only are set to enter the studio in March to write and record new music with producer Kris Crummet.