Sugarcult is a pop-punk/alternative rock band formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 1998. The name 'Sugarcult' came from a group of lesbian women that used to live across from the lead singer Tim Pagnotta.
Tim met ex-drummer Ben Davis during a cigarette break at school. Ben (who then played bass) and Tim started to play together on a regular basis until Tim invited Airin Older, a fellow classmate, to join. Ben was moved to the position of drummer and Airin filled in for Ben on bass.