It’s powerful, it’s chunky, it’s crunchy and has enough force to bounce out of huge speakers and lift the seats out of any stadium
— Darragh O’Dea | Band Blurb


Precocious Minneapolis brothers Andy (26) & Spencer (23) know what they like. Nothing compares to the floor shaking beats of electronic music and the raw energy of rock music.

Sonically, Version 5 (or [v5]) combine elements from the EDM/Electro-Punk world and the Rock/Industrial world to create something truly their own. This creates an infectious combination that is perfect for fans of Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, and Linkin Park. Their unique sound quickly caught the attention of multi-platinum A&R/producer Jeff Blue (Macy Gray, Linkin Park), and in 2015 they released their debut EP, co-produced by Blue.

Their live performances are inspired by the unique lineups of artists like NERO and Twenty One Pilots – for [v5], being a duo emphasizes the honesty and chemistry you only get from knowing someone your entire life.
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It’s nothing short of remarkable when an artist has the ability to create music in such a way that it keeps your attention, and also causes you to pursue more of their music in the years to come.
— Jason Ryan Jones | Gashouse Radio

"Why Don't You Drop" - [Official Music Video]

City Pages Local Frames: Must See Minnesota Music Videos

On this new single, big-hook industrial rockers Version 5 focus their powers on creating aggressive, dizzying rhythms, complemented with melodies that soar over the top. The twentysomething duo of Minneapolis brothers Andy and Spencer Olson have come up with the kind of gym playlist anthem that spikes your adrenaline with every cycle of verse-bridge-chorus, and Ryan Thielen’s gritty video ups the intensity even further to a teeth-gritting peak.

"Take You There" - [Official Music Video]

City Pages Local Frames: Must See Minnesota Music Videos

Brothers Andy and Spencer Olsen have put a ton of polish into their new video for "Take You There." The Version 5 members have turned a stadium rocker into a Hollywood-ready visual. From afront a layer of smoke, the two brothers rock out prodigiously. You could've almost pictured the video being intercut with tackles and Hail Marys as part of yesterday's Super Bowl send-up footage, that's how rousing the three-and-a-half-minute alt rock anthem is. Think Linkin Park without the rapping or Puddle of Mudd with some goddamn competence.


Awards, Endorsements, etc.

93X Loud & Local  - featured artist of the week [JAN 29 2018]

Rockin' 101 Band of the Month [OCT 2016]

Endorsed by Moniker Guitars

Clothing Sponsorship w/ Shredded Dreams Apparel




Interviews // Q&A

[v5] One Sheet



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