The Neighbourhood is one of 2013’s breakout modern rock acts and recently saw their first single, “Sweater Weather,” hit the top of the alternative radio chart. Drummer Bryan Sammis told Diffuser about the group’s success, “We put a lot of time and effort into everything that we do. Everything we release is just as important as the last, whether that be songs, videos, tour posters or album art. We make all of it . . . We take just as much pride into our album art, or a tour poster that people will see for like ten minutes and then it will get lost in their Facebook feed. We take just as much pride doing that as we do our songs. We want to be a band that offers the full package. If you come to a show, we want you to have the right vibe. We’re really focused on all of it.”
- The relatively new band formed in California in 2011 but has quickly made a name for itself with relentless touring and slots at high-profile festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza. Sammis said, “You can never become complacent about it. You always want to aim for the higher spots . . . We want to be the band headlining down the road.”
- Although The Neighbourhood just released its full-length debut, I Love You, in April, Sammis said that the band has “enough for another album right now. I don’t think we’re going to try and do anything with it yet, but we are always writing . . . We just love putting out music. We’re young and we’re hungry for it, you know?”
- The Neighbourhood has been touring recently with Imagine Dragons and will begin another leg of dates with that band on September 14th in Maryland Heights, Missouri.