Created in 2011, The Neighbourhood is an indie rock band from Newbury Park, California. Although their band and home town names are British, the band is American. Their winey sound resembles a mixture of Thriving Ivory and Lorde. They also contain similar styles as The 1975, Bastille, and 5 Seconds of Summer. Jesse Rutherford, Jeremy Freedman, and Zack Abels, take care of the melodies. Mikey Margott and Brandon Fried carry the rhythm section for the group.
In 2010, the ensemble began releasing singles onto the worldwide web. The music baffled critics because they had never heard of the group. Their music contained a depressing dark mood that connected with the new vampire generation. Overtime, their identities were revealed due to the success of “Sweater Weather” and “Female Robbery.” Later, The Neighbourhood released another single that reached billboard charts gaining them more notoriety.
The group toured the US making notable stops on the Jimmy Kimmel show. As they played throughout the 2013 year, their music grew in popularity. Without releasing a full album, they gained a slot at the Coachella Music Festival in California. In April, the group released their highly anticipated song, I Love You. The single contained their dark depressing sound that featured on previous music. It also reached a respectable spot on US Billboard charts.
They continued the year performing with Imagine Dragons and other notable artist. In May, the group played at the highly coveted KROQ Weenie Roast. The radio station hosted the popular event for many years and continues to feature new and upcoming artist. The next year they released another single titled, “Honest.” The song experienced the same success as the previous singles. Afterwards, The Neighbourhood went on tour with SXSW making notable appearances in Austin, Texas. Additionally, they landed a slot at the Toronto Edgefest. The group followed by touring throughout Europe including stops in Paris, France and Moscow, Russia. The band has no shows lined up for the near future.