In this three-part roundtable with Spencer Chamberlain (Sleepwave), Jonny Craig (Slaves) and Dave Stephens (We Came As Romans), we explore the state of this vast yet intertwined sphere in which the music we love exists—the scene.

In this segment, the singers discuss how difficult it is for a band to break out of the scene. “There is a ceiling,” says Chamberlain. “You’re limited by so many different obstacles to break out of this scene.”

If you missed them, watch parts one and two.

Videography: Bobby Makar

Interview: Cassie Whitt