Formed in 2009, R5 is an American pop rock band based in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of the Lynch Brothers: Ross Lynch (famous for his role in the Disney sitcom Ally & Austin) as bassist/vocalist, Riker Lynch as lead guitarist/vocalist, Rocky and Rydel Lynch as keyboardist/vocalist, and Ellington Ratliff as drummer/vocalist.
Their 5th EP New Addictions was released on May 12, 2017. The five-song EP includes the single "If", the original songs "Red Velvet", "LAy Your Head Down" and "Trading Time", and a cover of INXS single "Need You Tonight." With this album, R5 also announced that they will be starting their New Addictions Tour on June 17, 2017.