Grammy Award-winning duo Twenty One Pilots released their latest album 'Trench' at the beginning of October, marking a definite return for vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun.
The fifth album for Twenty One Pilots, 'Trench' comes three years after their 2015 album 'Blurryface', which featured the singles 'Stressed Out' and 'Ride'. Between these releases they also produced the single 'Heathens' on the soundtrack for 'Suicide Squad'.
The 4x ARIA platinum and US 6x RIAA platinum certified track in conjunction with the success of 'Ride' made Twenty One Pilots the first alternative act to have two concurrent top ten singles in the United States.
This double-punch also made Billboard history, with Twenty One Pilots becoming the third rock act in the chart's 58-year history to have simultaneous top five Hot 100 singles, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley.
Recent years have seen Twenty One Pilots receive a number of awards and nominations, with 'Stressed Out' earning them the 2017 Grammy Award for 'Best Pop Duo/Group Performance' alongside four additional nods.
Other honours include seven total Billboard Music Awards, including 2016’s 'Top Rock Artist' and 'Top Rock Album' (for 'Blurryface') and 2017’s 'Chart Achievement Award', 'Top Duo/Group', 'Top Radio Songs Artist', 'Top Rock Artist', and 'Top Rock Song' (for 'Heathens').
They additionally picked up multiple Alternative Press Music Awards including 'Album Pf the Year' (for 'Blurryface'), 'Artist Of The Year' and 'Most Dedicated Fans'; 2016 American Music Awards for 'Favourite Alternative Artist' and 'Favourite Pop/Rock/Band/Duo/Group', plus 2016’s Kerrang! Award for 'Best Fanbase', and two MTV Europe Music Awards.
It comes as no surprise that fans of Twenty One Pilots have earned accolades for their stout, even maniacal, devotion to the group. Collectively calling themselves the Skeleton Clique, their passion for the band seemingly knows no bounds.
From plastering the walls of a London tube station with the band's iconography in 2016, to the 2017 public art exhibit 'Artopia' that exclusively showcased Clique related artwork, they hold no hesitation about expressing their fandom.
In tribute to the Skeleton Clique and their voracious commitment, they are represented in the band's iconography by a skull and alien head atop lines that resemble keys. The release of 'Trench' was also accompanied by the unveiling of a new logo for the band, with an extra slash being added to either side plus a yellow-and-black colour scheme that complements the album cover.
In April, Twenty One Pilots teased fans about a new album with a cryptic message on their web store. In July they broke their year-long silence and released two new songs 'Jumpsuit' and Nico And The Niners', reassuring fans the world over their return was imminent.
With 'Trench' winning the hearts of fans and critics, Twenty One Pilots are currently on their 'Bandito' world tour, which hits Australian stages in December.
Twenty One Pilots Australia Tour 2018Fri 7 Dec - RAC Arena (Perth)
Mon 10 Dec - Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Thu 13 Dec - Rod Laver Arena (Melbourne)
Sun 16 Dec - Qudos Bank Arena (Sydney)
Tue 18 Dec - Brisbane Entertainment Centre