Nine Lashes was formed in 2006 and they were a Christian alternative rock band based in Birmingham, Alabama. Guitarist Adam Jefferson and original drummer Keith Cunningham had played together in a previous band. They were soon joined by Adam’s younger brother Jonathan Jefferson on guitar, bassist Jared Lankford, and lead singer Jeremy Dunn. Cunningham was later replaced by Noah Terrell on drums. After cutting their teeth opening for several well-known Christian bands at churches in their native Alabama, Nine Lashes released their debut LP, Escape, in 2009. In 2011 their album fell into the hands of musician/producer Trevor McNevan, who helped Nine Lashes ink a deal with Tooth & Nail Records, dramatically increasing their exposure. McNevan would go on to produce the band’s Tooth & Nail debut, World We View, which was released in 2012.
”In Nine Lashes, we want to inspire fans to grow in Christ and make the declaration to follow Him, but also to equip them for the new war they’ll face after coming out of the water as a new creation.” says singer Jeremy Dunn.
With the new album, Ascend, they took a new direction and changed their sound to electronic pop.