On the back of their smash hit “Cool Kids”–which swiftly became the anthem of youths everywhere–Los Angeles alt-pop band Echosmith were the breakout band of 2014. Now on their first worldwide tour, they’ll be bringing their blend of carefree pop to Singapore on 11 August at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa.
Here are five things you should know about them.
- The band comprises four siblings from the Sierota family. Drummer Graham is only 15 years old. Sydney, who sings lead vocals, is just 17. Bass player Noah is 18, and lead guitarist Jamie is 21. The two younger siblings are still being home-schooled.
- Ironically, Sierota in Polish means orphan.
- They started playing together seven years ago and their first song was a cover of “Lovesong” by The Cure.
- Jamie is very into coffee. So much so that he brings his own beans and grinder whenever they’re on the road.
- The name Echosmith was inspired by the idea of a blacksmith. In an interview with Elle magazine, the band said: “We landed on the idea of a blacksmith shaping metals and somehow we landed on Echosmith, you know, shaping sounds. It had a cool meaning, and also it was short, simple and easy to say, and it wasn’t too genre-specific, either.”
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Here’s Cool Kids – the song that catapulted them to fame.