The indie alternative pop band composed of Graham, Noah, Jamie, and Sydney, is about to rock Manila for the second time after just a year. After their first successful gig in the Philippines for Bazooka Rocks III, the California-based pop quartet is finally headlining their first show, which will be part of their tour for their debut album, Talking Dreams.
So far, every show has been sold out—and if you don’t have your ticket yet, here are five things you need to know about the band that’ll definitely convince you to get ’em now!
It’s a family affair. Yes, the four-member band is comprised of siblings. Growing up in a musically inclined family, the Sierota sibs started tinkering with instruments at a young age: Graham, 16, on drums, Noah, 19, on bass, Jamie, 22, on guitar, and Sydney, 19, on vocals, keyboard, and tambourine.
Everyone’s a Cool Kid. Like any other regular teenager, Sydney and her brothers can relate to the struggles that young adults encounter in their lives—that’s why they want to share positive messages to their peers through their music. The perfect example? Their hit single “Cool Kids” lets teens know that being “cool” isn’t just about fitting in, it’s about embracing who you are.
They’re born hitmakers. “Cool Kids” is actually the certified platinum song that brought the band success (and played in our heads for weeks). It’s still all over the radio even it’s been two years since its release! Their other singles, “Bright” and “Come Along” are also starting to take over the airwaves!
They’re ’80s rock enthusiasts. These millennials actually share the same taste in music as their parentals. They’re proud fans of bands like The Smiths, U2, Joy Division, and Fleetwood Mac and shares that these bands were big influencers in their music. This, plus their indie-rock flair, adds to the whole Echosmith experience.
They’re just. So. Talented. The quartet first gained popularity from the covers of pop hits such as “Cooler Than Me” and “Mine,” which they uploaded on YouTube. Later on, they started composing their own anthems—and here they are now on a world tour! There’s no denying the gift they all share.
Article written by Camille Santiago. Appears on August 2015 issue of Chalk Magazine.
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