The Neighbourhood @ Stage AE [Giveaway]
Formed in 2011, California alternative rockers, The Neighbourhood (aka The NBHD), sang their way into our hearts almost two years ago with the release of their first full length album, “I Love You.”
A year after joining forces, the band signed with Columbia Records and released three EPs: “I’m Sorry,” and “Thank You.” Their next, “The Love Collection,” followed a few months after in 2013.
The collective spent much time promoting the album among the festival circuit, performing at events like Coachella and KROQ’s Weenie Roast. They later embarked on their “Love Collection” tour with supporting acts like Lovelife and The 1975. “I Love You” brought the band two charted singles: “Sweater Weather” (which peaked at number one on the Alternative Charts) and “Afraid.”
Later, the band went on to release a free online mixtape with a sound that was different from anything we’d heard from them before. Titled “#000000 & #FFFFFF,” it featured rappers like French Montana on the track, “#icanteven.”
Lead singer Jesse Rutherford told Billboard Magazine in an interview that this mixtape was a way for them to give back:
“We want to give back to the people, back to how the dudes in hip-hop do it. They give back to the streets. We know how to make music, it’s so fun, why wouldn’t we put out
The band’s latest album is entitled “Wiped Out!” and it drops October 30. Their new single, “R.I.P. 2 My Youth,” is able to encompass what they’re all about within four minutes. The song is played over a hip-hop-esque beat with a catchy, pop-like hook, while sampling electronic styles and indie rock flows. It’s then topped off with Rutherford’s haunting vocals and a hint of R&B.
Take a listen:
Earlier this year, the band announced their fall tour with outfits Bad Suns and Hunny. “The Flood Tour,” is now in full swing, kicking off earlier this month, and ending on the same day of the album’s release.
Additionally, we’re giving away our own set of tickets to one winner. Enter for your chance to win below:
* “Hoodlums” is a common nickname given to fans of THE NBHD.