Music Review: The Neighbourhood

Music Spotlight: The Neighbourhood

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The band The Neighbourhood, (THE NBHD) was formed in August of 2011. This band consists of five members, Jesse Rutherford, Jeremy Freedman, Zach Abels, Mikey Margott, and Bryan Sammis (former drummer). They originate out of Newbury Park in Los Angeles, California.  On January 17, 2014, they announced a spring tour called Le Tour Noir, playing cities in the US and Canada.


The genre of music they play is alternative rock, and dark pop. My personal favorite song is Sweater Weather. Some of the other songs they wrote are, Afraid, Let it Go, Flawless, Wires, How, Alley Ways, Staying Up, Baby Come Home, Everybody’s Watching Me, Leaving Tonight, and Float.


On January 16, 2014 the band revealed that Bryan Sammis was leaving the band to pursue a solo career. Their first full length album was release April 2013 and called I Love You, through Columbia Records. Their most famous song is Sweater Weather, which was number one in July of 2013, and was played a lot on the radio. Their music is very relaxing and soothing.

I would rate their music a 4 out of 5 for many reasons, one of them is that their music is definitely not party dance music.  They actually have thought-out lyrics instead of just throwing it all together. Another thing I like is that their lyrics mean something. They have not won any awards yet, but I hope they will soon!


They are a newer band, so they are now just rising in popularity.  I recommend their latest album “I Love You”, and possibly catch them on tour next time they are in L.A.

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