Sleepover Show #80: Grouplove
We never know what to expect when we meet bands, those first few minutes after introductions can sometimes be a little bit quiet. The band sets up, we get the cameras and audio ready to go, and then after a song or two things get easier and we chat more freely. This was not the case when we met Grouplove. The band was instantly welcoming, chatting about their tour and joking with one another. It was very clear that they have a great time together, and they were all too happy to share their exuberance for their music with us right from the get go.
The band hails from Los Angeles, California and, after releasing their first self-titled EP toured with Florence and the Machine. Their first album, Never Trust a Happy Song, was just released in September and all three of the songs they performed for us can be found on that new release. While watching them play and sing, we observed the smiles exchanged between the band members, their enjoyment of each beat and lyric came through and, standing behind our cameras, we could not help but smile ourselves. We hope you feel the same way. The band has a few upcoming shows in Las Vegas and a show in Portland, Oregon before heading overseas to Australia. Catch their live act if you get the chance!
First up, Colours
Second, Lovely Cup
Finally, Naked Kids, a catchy beach tune.