Known for their hits such as “Sweater Weather” and “Female Robbery”, The Neighbourhood is back with a new album that they released in late 2015. Wiped Out! is the title of the album as well as their upcoming 2016 summer tour. Here’s some fast facts about this innovative group that seems to seamlessly combine atmospheric indie rock with R&B, electronic and hip-hop music.
1. The Neighbourhood is a 5-piece band from California made up of vocalist Jesse Rutherford, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and the Zope™, drummer Brandon Alexander Fried, and bassist Mikey Margott. The band has said that driving the Pacific Coast Highway to the studio while making their first album was inspiration for their hits.
2. In 2012 they released the dark video for “Female Robbery” online, with no photos of themselves or any information about the band. The mystery surrounding them captured the attention of fans and the press.
3. The band loves to use black and white imagery in their videos and artwork. They chose their logo, an upside down house because it was “aesthetically pleasing”.
4. They’ve played some very high-profile shows including SXSW, Lollapalooza and Coachella.
5. Their upcoming summer 2016 tour will be visiting tons of U.S. cities. Is your’s on the list?
May 6: Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
May 7: Portland, OR Roseland Theater
May 9: Oakland, CA Fox Theater
May 10: Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
May 11: Los Angeles CA Microsoft Theater
May 13: Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
May 14: Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
May 16: Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
May 17: Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
May 18: Houston, TX Revention Music Center
May 21: Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Beach Music & Arts Festival
May 23: Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
May 24: Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theater
May 25: Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
May 31: Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
June 1: St Louis, MO The Pageant
June 3: Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater
June 7: Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room – Old National Centre
June 8: Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
June 11: Cleveland, OH House of Blues
June 13: Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
June 14: Providence, RI Lupe’s Heartbreak Hotel
June 15: New York, NY Terminal 5
June 17: New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall
June 18: Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival