Photos and Interview by Jordan Edwards

Girl groups have come in many different forms over the years. From The Supremes to Destiny's Child to Fifth Harmony, the sound and style has continuously shifted. Born out of the Pandemic, NOT THE MAIN CHARACTERS seem to pull from every era. Gabi Gotts, Perrin Xthona, and Tammy Gonzalez met at Boston's Berklee College of Music and combined their diverse musical backgrounds into a radio-friendly sound with sharp edges.

They dip into '60s harmonies with '90s and Y2K inspired compositions. Like TLC, they dress themselves as individuals and take on personas completely different from one another. But the production is modern and beats are heavier, the result of an upbringing that included dubstep, trap, and EDM. While the vocals are smooth, there's an intensity that you don't hear in a Destiny's Child record.

We talked to the trio about their new EP bad things come in 3s and how they approach songwriting.

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