In this day and age, it often isn't as simple to get your band off the ground and get signed
to a label, being launched from obscurity to omnipotence. Nowadays, many bands are opting for the more independent way of
having their music released and are doing it themselves. This go-getter attitude is how The Neighbourhood launched themselves
from a fun internet sound to an all around famous act. Managing and promoting themselves online has proved a good move, as
they have become one of the biggest acts around.
Doing things the smart way, The Neighbourhood started out by releasing
just one song back in 2012, leaving their new found fans ravaging through cyberspace, trying to get another taste of this
fun new sound. This bit of mystery is what keeps people coming back for more, aching for new material from the new electropop
band. They are currently on tour, and will be making stops in Portland, OR, Oakland, CA, Norfolk, VA and Charlotte, NC. Don't
miss your chance to be there when this hot new band takes the stage.
The Neighbourhood was born
Alan Luo Zhi-Xiang and always enjoyed music. He knew he had a talent for singing, and when he was just a teenager he entered
a Taiwanese television singing competition, taking home the first prize. He became an instant celebrity when he was still
struggling with adolescent issues. This time was both exhilarating and difficult for the young star. He was called Xiao Zhu,
which means "Little Pig" in Chinese, because he was overweight. But, the star overcame this difficult time and has become
one of the most famous Taiwanese performers of all time.
About the Artist
When The Neighbourhood emerged
onto the music scene in 2012, they were shrouded in mystery. No one knew where the band had come from or who was at the helm.
The only thing music fans knew was that the band was melding sounds that had never been combined before. With rock instruments,
R&B melodies and hip-hop beats, The Neighbourhood was creating something completely unique. They released their first
album, I'm Sorry, staying hidden among the shadows. They kept their biographical information a secret and let their music
speak for itself. It was clear that the band's music was transformative and was testing the boundaries of traditional rock
and hip hop music. But it wasn't clear who was behind this inventive sound.
The truth behind the music began to trickle
out when a BBC Radio One DJ, Zane Lowe, let it slip that the band was the work of musician Jesse Rutherford. Shortly after
this revelation, the band released their first EP. The band also included guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist
Mikey Margott and drummer Bryan Sammis. The band released two EPs in 2012, and became an instant sensation. They signed with
Columbia Records in 2013 and released their first full-length album, I Love You, later that year. The album debuted at No.
39 on the Billboard 200 chart and earned the band a chance to perform live on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Their song "Female Robbery"
was featured on ABC Family's show, Twisted, and they have recently toured with Imagine Dragons. Their first official video
debuted on Rolling Stone's website in April of 2013. The magazine gave the album a rave review, and described the band's music
as "moody" and "atmospheric." The band has performed some of the biggest music festivals in the country, including Coachella,
SXSW and at Atlanta's Music Midtown. The Neighbourhood may be a new band, but they have already captivated the hearts and
minds of countless fans. They are sure to have a long career ahead of them.
many fans of this new band have come to be called Hoodlums, both by themselves and even by the band. And frankly, it seems
as though The Neighbourhood could call their fans anything and still be one of the hottest new bands around, because their
music is just that good. With each bit of material released garnering widespread praise, especially among music enthusiasts
in their homeland of Los Angeles, this praise has inevitably led to a legion of fans. It was with the Indie pop groups first
singles, "Sweater Weather" that first started to turn people's heads, and now fans can't get enough of this one-of-a-kind
Not many people have had the chance to see The Neighbourhood in person. But, those
that have, have had the chance to see the future of the music industry. With black and white themed lighting and video, the
band finds a happy medium between rock and hip hop. Lead singer Jesse Rutherford looks as if he stepped out of a hip hop music
video, but his soulful voice is hauntingly beautiful and melds wonderfully with the unique beats created by drummer Bryan
Sammis. Every note is carefully created and choreographed to give music fans a taste of something different and unexpected.
There's never a dull moment when you come out to see this hot new band.