Formed in 2011, The Neighbourhood are captivating concertgoers with a fusion of evocative, moody indie rock melodies and hip-hop inspired beats. The band burst onto the scene in early 2012 with the track “Female Robbery.” With little to no information available about the band, fans clamored for more, until finally the Neighbourhood’s identity was revealed as a young quintet from Newbury Park, Calif. consisting of lead singer Jesse Rutherford, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mikey Margott, and drummer Bryan Sammis. Produced by Justyn Pilbrow, their debut EP titled I’m Sorry… was released in August 2012 followed by their debut studio album I Love You. in April 2013. Since then, lead single “Sweater Weather” was a breakout hit peaking at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart and even entering the US Hot 100. The group has toured extensively on the festival circuits at Coachella and SXSW as well as with acts like Imagine Dragons. The Neighbourhood embarked on The Love Collection Tour in summer 2013 with Lovelife, The 1975, and JMSN, with tickets quickly disappearing as fervor for the group grew and shows sold out.
As critics label their sound as emotional and atmospheric, they have visuals to match. The band keeps to a monochromatic aesthetic and insists that the visuals are just as important as the music. Fans and casual listeners alike are enthralled not only by their brooding sound, but their equally dark videos and anticipate a bright future for this young group.