Alt-pop band Echosmith gaining attention thanks to chart-climbing song
Were you a cool kid in high school? I can say with a measure of confident certainty that I was no where near as cool as the kids from Echosmith are with their chart topping tracks and enviable style. I feel like they have gracefully passed the awkward, acne filled years of adolescence and bounced joyfully into young adulthood. This So-Cal band of brothers and sisters is part of a trend of growing family bands making incredibly outstanding and catchy music. From the likes of Tegan and Sara (our hometown Calgary favourites!) to the darker indie-pop duo of Broods all the way to the kick-ass sister combo of Haim, it seems like family is making some pretty funky music.
Whether it be genes or just pure musical talent, Echosmith with their brand of catchy downtempo alt-pop music is making waves- their song “Cool Kids,” from the their 2013 debut album, “Talking Dreams.” It’s currently No. 2 on the iTunes alt chart and No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, which is an impressive feat for a group of relative newbies.
Sydney Sierota, 17, chatted with Ladywood music about what is playing in their earbuds right now, how she likes working with her built in bodyguards ahem brothers, and how stoked she is to come up to visit the great white north.
Who writes the songs? And what is your creation process like?
We all Write. It’s never quite the same with us. We’ve always written songs and we all come up with parts and lyrics and melodies, Graham can make up a melody and we many times love it, or Noah could come up with a cool guitar line and Jamie can have a lyric idea or I can have a drum groove I love, it’s just so collaborative and fun. It’s cool that we’re related because we can get right to the point and be honest which is hard for bands to do. We already know we’re not going anywhere so we can say “hey I really dislike that idea, or that isn’t right for us” and no one gets too offended.
You guys have a tour coming up what’s one place that your most excited to visit?
Canada for sure. The Canadian people are some of the nicest and most genuine people we’ve come across. It’s a little cold up there but we can’t wait. It’s super pretty up there. (Again with the niceness!)
Who do you think is the most underrated musician or band out right now? Overrated?
Hard to say but bands like Foals and Young The Giant should be known by more people, they are amazing bands with amazing songs. We’ve had the pleasure of playing a show with YTG and they we’re so nice and their show as perfect. From the lighting to the production of the show it was just so good.
We chatted with Young the Giant a little while ago! Check out our YTG Interview here
What do you think sets Echosmith apart from the crowd?
We’re crazy passionate about our fans. We feel like they are all our friends. We are a happy bunch and all about spread joy and love through our music, so I think people feel good when they listen to us. At least we hope so.
What’s next for the band?
We’re all about touring and introducing our music to the whole world over the next year and half. This week we were in London, Madrid, Germany and tomorrow we fly to Toronto to play Cool Kids on YTV - Next Star and we can’t wait!
Finally Would you rather:
Live the rest of your life with Cheeto dust on your fingers? Or have taste buds in your butt?
Uh, we’d rather have cheeto dust on our butts and use our fingers to take wash it off. lol ( I will gracefully let the fact that they didn't answer our would you rather question directly, pass)
We think these guys are really going places- we love their brand of unique alt-pop music and can't wait to see what they have in store. - C
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