Formed in Woodstock, Georgia in 2012 by members of regional emo, punk-pop, and post-hardcore bands, Microwave fuses elements of all of these behind lead singer Nathan Hardy.
After returning to his home state of Georgia from a missionary trip to the West Coast, Hardy enlisted a friend from high school, drummer Timothy "Tito" Pittard (Have You Seen My Ghost?), before adding guitarist Wesley Swanson (Darksided) and bass player Tyler Hill (We're Only Fiction) to the lineup. Starting out with songs Hardy had written while away, Microwave released the EPs Nowhere Feels Like Home and When the Fever Breaks in 2013. Their first full-length, Stovall, followed in 2014 and was inspired by the aftermath of Hardy parting ways with the Mormon Church. SideOneDummy Records signed the group for their follow-up, Much Love, which arrived in the fall of 2016. It marked their Billboard debut, landing on the Heatseekers Albums chart. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi