Turnstile at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles

By Jordan Edwards

Turnstile were nominated for three Grammy Awards earlier this month, capping an unlikely two-year rise to become one of America’s biggest bands. But was it really out of nowhere?

Sure, they don’t have a hit radio single. "HOLIDAY" doesn't appear in a crucial Netflix series scene (it should). But a popular song on social media or streaming platforms doesn’t always translate to a building a giant fanbase. Louis Theroux isn’t selling out The Shrine.

Instead of charting how the Baltimore band got to this point, let’s talk about why they became so popular.

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