R5 are a melodic pop/rock ensemble from Los Angeles, CA. Formed in 2009, the band features three brothers, Rocky Lynch, Ross Lynch, Riker Lynch, along with their sister Rydel Lynch and good friend Ellington Ratliff. In 2010, R5 released their debut EP, Ready Set Rock. Since 2012, Ross has appeared as a regular cast member on the Disney TV show Austin & Ally. Similarly, Riker had a recurring role on Fox's Glee. This helped boost R5's profile, and in 2012 they signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records. In spring of 2013, R5 released their second EP, Loud, then followed it up soon after with their debut album, Louder. In its 11 tracks, Louder establishes R5 as the foremost up-and-coming young pop/rock band today.