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The Neighbourhood


The Neighbourhood is an American alternative rock/dark pop band that formed in Newbury Park, California, USA in August 2011. The band consists of Jesse Rutherford, Jeremy Freedman, Zach Abels, Mikey Margott and Brandon Fried. Bryan Sammis (drums) left the group in January, 2014.

The band released their first EP, I'm Sorry... in January 2013, where their single Sweater Weather reached #1 on the U.S. Alternative Tracks and #8 on the U.S. Rock Tracks and #33 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also charted at #68 in Canada. Their first album, I Love You. was released on April 23, 2013.

In early 2012 a mysterious band appeared online. The group, The Neighbourhood, revealed no biographical information, no photos and no backstory, offering only a moody track titled "Female Robbery." Fans and the press were confounded, scouring the Internet for any information that might lead them to the identity of these musicians. Pieces of the puzzle, some reflecting reality and some not so much, began to emerge. The Neighbourhood were a quintet. They were from California despite the British spelling of their name. They had a second track, "Sweater Weather," which had an accompanying -- and equally dark -- video.

Although The Neighbourhood's identity remained hazy, it became clear that the music they were making felt transformative to critics and fans alike. The evocative combination of rock instruments with R&B and hip-hop aesthetics seemed, in many ways, revelatory, a reimagining of sounds that seemed to make people clamor for more information with even greater fervor. In April, BBC Radio One DJ Zane Lowe, an early champion of the group, let it slip that The Neighbourhood was the handiwork of musician Jesse Rutherford, a resident of Newbury Park, CA. By early May, as the band unveiled a free, self-released EP titled "I'm Sorry," it became understood that the identity of this young band was, ultimately, secondary to the music itself.

So who are The Neighbourhood? In essence, the group, which formed in August of 2011, is a collection of five friends who make music together. They're headed by Rutherford, a 21-year-old singer who has dabbled in various genres, including hip-hop, before crafting the merge of sounds that categorizes The Neighbourhood's style. Their debut EP produced by Justyn Pilbrow, who brought Emile Haynie onboard to collaborate on "Female Robbery." The EP, recorded at the end of last year, is composed of shadowy, emotional music with visuals to match. And it's all part of the band's master plan.

"I always have a strong vision before I go into anything," Rutherford says. "I don't know how to make music any other way. It was all in my head, and that vision for the music was to make hip-hop beats with guitars and I was going to sing and rap over them. We wanted to do that hip-hop aesthetic on an indie platform."

"I'm Sorry," a five-song disc, is a precursor to the band's debut album, which is also being produced by Pilbrow and Haynie. The album, expected out March 2013, will expand the group's moody sensibility, which pairs brooding layers of instrumentals with Rutherford's hip-hop-inspired croon. The style, which the band has dubbed "black and white" due to its confident inspirations, is based largely in rhythm, as evidenced by the EP. "When I started in music I started doing drums and then I started doing vocals," Rutherford explains. "And then I combined the two together because to me rapping is just rhythmic vocals. I think the rhythm of hip-hop is really what got me into it. It's not just words being said; it's about how the words are said."

In the end, all you need to know about The Neighbourhood is in that music and in those words. There are more facts, more pieces of the puzzle, more information to unveil. But what's the fun in being given the full picture when you can slowly discover it for yourself? It's better to leave some mystery lingering. Because, after all, it's that unknowing that brought The Neighbourhood to people's attention to begin with.



Song lyric Sweater Weather SWEATER WEATHER The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Afraid AFRAID The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Female Robbery FEMALE ROBBERY The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Let It Go LET IT GO The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Wires WIRES The Neighbourhood
Song lyric How HOW The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Flawless FLAWLESS The Neighbourhood
Song lyric W.D.Y.W.F.M? W.D.Y.W.F.M? The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Alleyways ALLEYWAYS The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Staying Up STAYING UP The Neighbourhood
Song lyric A Little Death A LITTLE DEATH The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Float FLOAT The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Baby Came Home BABY CAME HOME The Neighbourhood
Song lyric R.I.P. 2 My Youth R.I.P. 2 MY YOUTH The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Cry Baby CRY BABY The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Leaving Tonight LEAVING TONIGHT The Neighbourhood
Song lyric The Beach THE BEACH The Neighbourhood
Song lyric West Coast WEST COAST The Neighbourhood
Song lyric No Grey NO GREY The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Prey PREY The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Daddy Issues DADDY ISSUES The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Wiped Out! WIPED OUT! The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Single SINGLE The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Ferrari FERRARI The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Baby Came Home 2 / Valentines BABY CAME HOME 2 / VALENTINES The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Lurk LURK The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Silver SILVER The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Say My Name / Cry Me A River SAY MY NAME / CRY ME A RIVER The Neighbourhood
Song lyric U&I U&I The Neighbourhood
Song lyric To TO The Neighbourhood
Song lyric $Ting $TING The Neighbourhood
Song lyric 24/7 24/7 The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Beat Take 1 BEAT TAKE 1 The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Beautiful Oblivion BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Blue BLUE The Neighbourhood
Song lyric BooHoo BOOHOO The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Cherry Flavoured CHERRY FLAVOURED The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Compass COMPASS The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Dangerous DANGEROUS The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Dangerous feat. YG DANGEROUS FEAT. YG The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Devil's Advocate DEVIL'S ADVOCATE The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Everybody's Watching Me EVERYBODY'S WATCHING ME The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Everybody's Watching Me (Uh Oh) EVERYBODY'S WATCHING ME (UH OH) The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Flowers FLOWERS The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Givin N Takin feat. Danny Seth and Dej Loaf GIVIN N TAKIN FEAT. DANNY SETH AND DEJ LOAF The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Givin N' Takin GIVIN N' TAKIN The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Greetings From Califournia GREETINGS FROM CALIFOURNIA The Neighbourhood
Song lyric H8M4CH1N3 H8M4CH1N3 The Neighbourhood
Song lyric H8M4CH1N3 feat. Danny Brown H8M4CH1N3 FEAT. DANNY BROWN The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Hate Machine HATE MACHINE The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Hate Machine feat. Danny Brown HATE MACHINE FEAT. DANNY BROWN The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Heaven HEAVEN The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Hell or High Water HELL OR HIGH WATER The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Here We Go Again HERE WE GO AGAIN The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Honest (OST. The Amazing Spider-Man 2) HONEST (OST. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2) The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Jealou$y JEALOU$Y The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Jealou$y feat. Casey Veggies & 100s JEALOU$Y FEAT. CASEY VEGGIES & 100S The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Jealousy JEALOUSY The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Kill Us All KILL US ALL The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Livin' In a Dream LIVIN' IN A DREAM The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Lost in Translation LOST IN TRANSLATION The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Me & My Bitch (originally by YG) ME & MY BITCH (ORIGINALLY BY YG) The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Middle of Somewhere MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE The Neighbourhood
Song lyric NSTYNCT NSTYNCT The Neighbourhood
Song lyric NSTYNCT feat. Skeme and OG Maco NSTYNCT FEAT. SKEME AND OG MACO The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Nervous NERVOUS The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Noise NOISE The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Paradise PARADISE The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Phone Call Interlude PHONE CALL INTERLUDE The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Pitiful PITIFUL The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Pretty Boy PRETTY BOY The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Reflections REFLECTIONS The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Revenge REVENGE The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Roll Call ROLL CALL The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Sadderdaze SADDERDAZE The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Scary Love SCARY LOVE The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Silver Lining SILVER LINING The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Softcore SOFTCORE The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Stargazing STARGAZING The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Stuck with Me STUCK WITH ME The Neighbourhood
Song lyric T$RL T$RL The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Tobacco Sunburst TOBACCO SUNBURST The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Too Serious TOO SERIOUS The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Void VOID The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Warm WARM The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Warm feat. Raury WARM FEAT. RAURY The Neighbourhood
Song lyric When I Get Back feat. G-Eazy WHEN I GET BACK FEAT. G-EAZY The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Ye Interlude YE INTERLUDE The Neighbourhood
Song lyric Yellow Box YELLOW BOX The Neighbourhood
Song lyric You Get Me So High YOU GET ME SO HIGH The Neighbourhood