Beardy acoustic rock duos might not be the first thing you think of in terms of Paramore’s influence, but This Wild Life come from a pop-punk and emo background and list the Tennessee superstars as one of their biggest inspirations. And, unlike many on this list, it’s the latter albums that have had a major impact. Both members cited Paramore’s 2013 self-titled album as a favourite, and vocalist/guitarist Kevin Jordan told The Noise that After Laughter had a major influence on 2018 outing Petaluma. "That record is so fun and upbeat but those lyrics are really heavy," he said. "They’re super emotional, dramatic as hell. But the songs, there’s a juxtaposition there, they feel super happy and super positive and energetic. And I Iove that record – it spoke to me a lot."