Sloppy Meateaters
Sloppy Meateaters
Background Information
A.K.A. Under the Weather
Origin Rome, Georgia
Genre Punk Rock
Pop Punk
Years active 1999-2007
Label(s) Orange Peel
Former Members
Josh Chambers
John Elwell
Kevin Highfield
Travis Gerke
Seth Smith
Will Tallman
Lee Howell

Sloppy Meateaters was an American band from Rome, Georgia on Orange Peel Records.

Early historyEdit

After forming in July 1999 the band released four LPs and a split CD with Napkin. Their first two releases, Eat Meat Cuz It's Fun (now out of print) and Shameless Self Promotion were self-released and only feature original members Josh Chambers and Kevin Highfield. After playing to an audience of over a million viewers on the now-cancelled USA Network's old show with Eminem, Destiny's Child, 3 Doors Down, and MxPx, the band was signed to Orange Peel Records. The label re-released their debut and released their 2001 album Forbidden Meat. In 2002, the band changed from a 3-piece act to a 4-piece by adding a rhythm guitarist. That same year, Forbidden Meat was re-released with 2 bonus tracks, "Brand New Kind Of" and "Outta Control," which were also featured in the video game Razor Freestyle Scooter.

Under the WeatherEdit

In late 2002, the Sloppy Meateaters retired their moniker and became Under the Weather, which released a self-titled 6-song EP in 2003 and went on a single tour. There was then a long downtime for all things SME related. Yet in late 2003, the Under the Weather EP was released in Japan, where it sold 2,000 copies in two weeks.

The returnEdit

The success of the EP in Japan and the overall itch to make more new music under the old Sloppy Meateaters moniker resulted in the return of the name, and the band, in 2004. The band had a whole new lineup (besides John Elwell, who had been playing with the band since 2001) and began touring again. In 2005, the band released their fourth album Conditioned by the Laugh Track on Orange Peel Records, which saw the band move away from their pop-punk beginnings and take on a much different new sound.

Notable tours and showsEdit

The band shared the stage with Face to Face, MxPx, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Ataris, New Found Glory, Alien Ant Farm, NOFX, Dashboard Confessional, Good Charlotte, Midtown, Bad Religion and many others over the years. The band played dates on the Vans Warped Tour in 2001 and 2002. Headlined the Slim Jim ReBellie-Ache Tour in 2001 and the Alternative Press Empty Mouths Tour in 2005.

The endEdit

On July 19, 2007, Chambers announced on the band's Myspace page that SME was finished.


  • Shameless Self Promotion (1999)
  • Forbidden Meat (2001)
  • Conditioned by the Laugh Track (2005)

Members Edit

  • Josh Chambers - vocals/guitar
  • John Elwell - lead guitar/bass
  • Kevin Highfield - drums
  • Travis Gerke - bass (for the Split CD w/ Napkin)
  • Seth Smith - bass (on Conditioned by the Laugh Track)
  • Will Tallman - bass
  • Lee Howell - drums (on Conditioned by the Laugh Track)

External LinksEdit

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