Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Bands To Keep An Eye On
Band: The Neighbourhood
Nickname: The NBHD
Label: Columbia Records, The Revolve Group
Genre: Alternative, Indie, Hip Hop, R&B
Sounds like: A moody and tattooed boy band from the wrong side of the tracks
They hail from: Newbury Park, California
What to expect: Atmospheric and angsty rock with Hip Hop and R&B influences. These songs have the sun drenched quality that comes with living in suburbia amongst palm trees and eternal sunshine, but with enough attitude to turn it all on its head.
Fun Fact: The band describes their genre as “black and white”. Their demo was initially written with rap verses, but the lead singer, Jesse Rutherford, decided he’d rather sing and they were removed.
Standout Tracks: Sweater Weather, Female Robbery
Lyrics ”The goosebumps start to raise/ The minute that my left hand meets your waist/ And then I watch your face/ Put my finger on your tongue/ ‘Cause you love the taste.”