You know a band is cool when you think they’re from somewhere exotic; anywhere but from your home town. Then you realize, that band you thought was from Reykjavík is actually from Los Angeles by way of New York. The band that I couldn’t put my finger on where they are from is Grouplove.
I have been a big fan of their music; not sure if it was the cool and collective onstage persona, or the music that moves so many people from all over the planet.
Songs like “Tongue Tied,” “Ways To Go,” “A Little Bit Longer,” “Welcome to Your Life,” “Itchin’ on a Photograph,” and “Shark Attack” set a sonic tone that created a legion of loyal followers. The band is entertaining and can make you dance, smile and sing along to every word of every song.
The loyal fanbase they created is loving the latest album, “This is This.” Songs like “Scratch” are creating new favorites for their fans.
Grouplove has a perfect cast of characters. Starting off with their dynamic lead singers, Hannah Hopper (vocals & keys) and Christian Zucconi (vocal & guitar). The duo plays off each other and harmonize to an electric delivery. Andrew Wessen joins in with backing vocals (guitar), Daniel Gleason is on bass and Benjamin Homola rounds out the quintet on drums. When they hit the stage, they immediately connect with the crowd and their magic begins.
What’s cool about November in L.A. is that you can see some of the greatest bands on the planet on any night and they play at any of our iconic venues. It’s bands like Grouplove who will perform for the home crowd at the Hollywood Palladium on November 19th. Grouplove proves that our heroes can always come home.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of their debut album “Never Trust a Happy Song,” they will play songs off the album from front to back! If you can’t make it to L.A., not to worry. The band will live stream the show as well.
If you want to enjoy a night out on the town, get your dancing shoes and head out to the Palladium for a great night of music.