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The Neighbourhood Bring ‘Sweater Weather’ To The KROQ Coachella House


Hotly-tipped Southern California band the Neighbourhood didn’t have to travel far to crank out a few tunes at the KROQ Coachella Party House.

Led by heavily tattooed singer Jesse James Rutherford, the band ran through songs like “Female Robbery” and breakout radio hit “Sweater Weather,” which has exploded even though the band has yet to release their first proper full-length album. Thankfully for their rapidly growing fan base, the Neighbourhood’s debut album, I Love You, is scheduled for release via Columbia Records on April 23.

Rutherford has a definite vision for his band’s image, with a recent L.A. Weekly profile revealing that the Neighbourhood was the only Coachella act this year who requested all band photos be shot in black and white format only.

“The idea came about pretty quickly,” Rutherford said of the band’s origin during an interview with KROQ DJ Stryker before launching into an exclusive poolside performance at the KROQ Party House at Coachella. “I just think that when you have a vision about something, you shouldn’t disturb that vision.”

In terms of other acts he was excited to see at this year’s Coachella festival, Rutherford honed it down to just two: “Wu-Tang Clan and 2 Chainz. That’s all I really care about.”


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