Original members Luke Meisenbacher and Josh Reitan started the band in 2009 under the name Swimming with Piranhas but later changed it to The Antics to reflect the bands energetic and boisterous personalities. In November 2012, The Antics released their debut album Running Faster. Since their debut album the band has continued releasing new music independently alongside producer and sound engineer, Bob Both. Since 2012 the band has continued to release new music including their latest album Sweet Vermouth (November 2018). A deep-rooted love for post-punk music is what connects the band members. They are influenced by rock mainstays such as: The Beatles, Joy Division, The Smiths, The Doors, and The Who among many others.