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. Marko DeSantis was added into the band after meeting Tim back stage at a Superdrag concert.