Where it all began [Photo: young-paramore-blog/Tumblr]

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From plucky schoolkids to global superstars, the rise of Paramore has been one of our scene’s greatest success stories. The times and the trends have changed, and their sound and image have developed, but the Tennessee band’s ability to capture our hearts has never faltered.

To celebrate the sheer awesomeness that is Paramore, we’ve put together this gallery charting their unstoppable ascent to leaders of the alt-rock pack. Prepare for smiling faces and super-scene fringes. This is Paramore…