Bands to Watch: Echosmith

Words by Paige Kochanski    

If you’re looking for the next Paramore, you’ll probably be disappointed. If you want a new We Are The In Crowd, you aren’t getting that either. No, Echosmith is one of a kind. A blend of indie and pop music create the perfect melodic balance that reflects their California roots with a refreshing youthfulness, making each song irresistible.

Echosmith formed in 2009. The four members, Jamie, Sydney, Noah and Graham Sierota are siblings, with ages ranging from 14-20. With a family involved in music throughout their upbringing and influences ranging from The Smiths to The Cure, it was only a matter of time before the four became musicians themselves. Through the beginning of their career, the band covered an eclectic range of artists like Katy Perry and Hunter Hayes. Soon enough, it caught the ear of Warner Bros and they began working on original material for their first album.

Releasing their debut, ‘Talking Dreams’ in October 2013, the band has already shown that they’ve got as much talent and potential as a lot of their older predecessors. The obvious chemistry between the members creates a foundation for polished, lighthearted music that’s caught the attention of Warped Tour founder, Kevin Lyman. In 2013, Kevin put them on the tour for a set amount of weeks, later extending it to keep them on for the remainder of the dates. That same year, Echosmith landed a spot on Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need To Know”. As they make their way across the country opening for bands like Tonight Alive and Owl City, it won’t be long before they become headliners themselves.

Next, everyone can catch Echosmith at colleges across America throughout January and February.


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