Cartel is an American pop punk band from Conyers, Georgia that formed in 2003.[ Cartel]. (2008). "". Accessed 2010-03-28. The group was featured on the MTV television series Band in a Bubble in 2007 as part of an experiment where they were given 20 days to write and record a full album. The current members of the band include vocalist/bassist Will Pugh, lead guitarist Joseph Pepper, guitarist Nic Hudson, and drummer Kevin Sanders.