H2O is a hardcore punk band formed in 1995 after singer Toby Morse got tired of touring as a roadie for hardcore act Sick of it All. During SOIA's encores, Morse would regularly take to the stage...
H2O is a hardcore punk band formed in 1995 after singer Toby Morse got tired of touring as a roadie for hardcore act Sick of it All. During SOIA's encores, Morse would regularly take to the stage and sing with the band. The crowd reaction was often positive and he decided to try his luck with his own band.
H2O toured relentlessly through most of 1995 and 1996, opening up for almost every hardcore band that hit the east coast, including an opening slot on a Rancid bill, at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC, during the high point of Rancid's career. Another huge show was when the band opened for No Doubt at Tramps (NYC) on Easter in 1996. In January 1996 they would record their self titled cd at Brielle Studios-NYC & would release it in May. The cd was basically all the songs they had and would play out at the time. They would tour that whole summer with Murphys Law. H20 performed at CBGB's in October of that year and recorded a video for "Family Tree". They also would tour with Social Distortion in October 96 as well.
"Go" was released in May 2001 and produced by Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Replacements, Maroon 5) and toured extensive (over 150 shows in a year!) H20 made a video for "Role Model" and performed "Memory Lane" on the Conan O'Brien show in May of that year. They toured Warped Tour in 2001, and with Blink 182, New Found Glory, Face to Face and Good Charlotte. In 2002 H20 recorded & released the EP "All We Want", 3 new songs with 2 live tracks and the "Role Model" video. They also toured in Japan, Europe and U.S. extensively. They would tour U.S. & Canada with Box Car Racer and Sum 41 as well.
In 2005 H20 toured Europe with Madball and the U.S. with The Used, Pennywise and Dropkick Murphys. In 2006 H20 toured South America for the 1st time, and toured U.S. with Rancid. H20 toured Japan in May/June 2007.
They also have music on the video games "Crazy Taxi" and "Street Sk8er"