Some Kind of Nightmare features singer/bassist Molly Mess and her singer/guitarist husband Chy Mess, who launched the band in Ohio in 2006. After relocating to San Jose in 2009, they moved their home base to San Diego in 2010. They released Never Had a Chance in 2013.
A full length called Still Not Broken was released in 2016, followed the next year by their five-track We the Lepers EP. 2018 saw the appearance of a split seven-inch with Orlando band Swift Knuckle Solution.