“Is This Band Emo?” Will Settle All Your Musical Problems

4 January 2016, 14:52 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Is This BAnd Emo cover?

By Alim Kheraj

This website uses dark magic. Just don't ask it about Coldplay...

It's a question almost as old as time itself. It's one that causes wars to rage on social media. It's even caused devastating breakups between friends and family. The question? 

Is This Band Emo?


We see the arguments online about whether Panic! are really pop punk or emo that rage through Facebook comments, Tumblr and Twitter. We know that deep down you feel like you need to ask the ether whether MCR are truly emo. We even went as far as to secretly wonder late at night whether deep down living legend Ms. Britney Spears is emo (we mean, Everytime is just, like, too much, right?).

Well gang, wonder no more as those handy guys over at WashedUpEmo have provided the saviour to end all saviours. They've created a search engine that, through the power of sheer MAGIC, tells you whether your fave band is, in fact, emo.

We thought we'd road test a few things to find out exactly what constitutes emo...

Twenty One Pilots

twenty one pilots emo


Figures, tbh.

Neck Deep

Neck Deep Emo




Coldplay Emo



Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Emo


Surprised by this one!


Adele Emo


Seriously, c'mon!

Wanna find out if YOUR fave band is actually emo? Head over to Is This Band Emo? to find out and let us know the results in the comments pls!