For their part, the band disputes the charges taking their case to the University of Windsor student newspaper and YouTube. They said:
They somehow managed to get, what, 15,000 votes in a couple of weeks. They went through [and] they cheated. The Rowley Estate was "bitching" because they weren't happy with their "big article in the magazine," and that they were busting [the magazine's staffs'] balls every day. If they put as much time into songwriting as they did cheating and sniveling, they'd be set by now. The Unsigned Comp that's coming out next week will no longer have this band on it, and we're sorry that we portrayed them to you guys as 'the winners.
[AMP was] coming at it like we're these terrible people that are lying and cheating, We're just an honest band. If [AMP] thought that we were cheating, they should have announced it before calling us the winner. We would have been happy to lose if we had 'won' under false [pretenses]. We were constantly battling for first, [Clouds Like Mountains] gave us such a hell of race, It was nerve racking. We would be up 13 votes, then we'd refresh the page and they'd be up by two … It was like that for days … going back and forth between first and second place.