"Pulsating and electrifying." - Earmilk

“Crunch-tastic.” - Buzz Bands LA

“Irresistible” - Variance Magazine

"A memorable sound fitting for all of your summer playlists." - AltPress

"Demands to be heard live." - We Found New Music

"Forever X2 turns it up to 11-- replete with power chords and expertly executed feedback." - Pop Dust

"Combines grunge + pop influences into the ultimate feel-good anthem." - Asymmetric Magazine

"Walk the Ocean by Forever X2 is a game changer for the indie-pop genre.” - Tongue Tied Magazine

"Forever X2 is a bold one--and it's working." - Idobi Radio

“Forever X2 brings us alt pop gold.” - I Heart Moosiq

“We can’t wait to see more from this band.” - Audiotox

“There’s a wildness echoing out of his eyes, and he rides frothy waves on his way to superstar glory.” - B Sides & Badlands

"The oh-so-indie and Beck-flavored grooves continue on Walk the Ocean. Nice trick if you can pull it off." - High Voltage Magazine

"Fuzzy guitars and 90's-inspired synths offer that hint of grunge, while the vocal effects and tight drum beat off a bit of Brit-pop into the mix. Peter Verdell's vocals are brimming with confidence and style." - Hot Lunch Music

‘Walk The Ocean’ has that feeling that reminds us that, no matter how grim this time of the year is, summer is just around the corner and there is a whole lot of fun to be had." - Yack Magazine

“Alt-rock magician, Forever X2, is here to make you dance.” - Get Some Magazine

“Gritty and energetic...Forever X2 is ready to reach audiences far and wide." - Rockdafuqout

“The Los Angeles distributors of vibes.” - Come Here Floyd


L.A. songwriter Peter Verdell writes songs that both his modern brain and his teenage brain would be fucking psyched to hear on the radio. Forever X2, a sort of Blur/Beck/millennial hybrid, released its debut EP in 2019 to rave reviews and steady airplay on 106.7 FM KROQ Locals Only. The band secured a coveted residency at The Satellite in Silverlake, presented by KROQ and featuring local heavyweights & special guests like Lauren Ruth Ward, Nate Lotz of Halsey, BIIANCO, Party Nails, Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands LA, Jesse Carmichael of Wildcat! Wildcat!, and more. Verdell was previously the frontman for indie-rock darlings Act As If until the band broke up in 2016. He is currently the creative force + producer behind several sync projects including LION-S, Shimmers, Pete + Sara, and Sequels -- all of which have landed syncs across various platforms. Verdell is also heavily involved in Songs for Kids Foundation, where he is a volunteer musician at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.