Meagan Sullivan | Visuals Editor
For a band that has one song on the Internet, Weathers is doing extremely well in the music industry.
The four-piece band from Southern California just finished a string of shows at Austin’s SXSW, opened for Brookyn rockers Drowners at one of those shows and boasts around 11,000 followers on both Facebook and Twitter. Oh, and they achieved all of this before even releasing their first album.
With only one song to gauge a reaction from, the best way to describe their sound is that it’s a mix of some of the best known indie/rock bands out there. Singer Cameron Boyer’s vocals are reminiscent of both Jesse Rutherford from The Neighbourhood and Andy States of CRUISR. The chorus has aspects of GROUPLOVE’s gang vocals and the dance-ability of Young Rising Sons.
With elements of several genres, its easy to think Weathers would sound utterly unoriginal like so many new bands coming out of the industry today, but the band is anything but that. The fusion of sounds creates something unique in a way that you can imagine hearing their songs on the radio but without the cookie cutter mold. The band has just the right amount of indie pop influences to make you want to dance around your room but still gives off some rock vibes.
In a way, that’s what’s great about artists showcasing at SXSW. A majority (save a few like BØRNS and CHVRCHES) are unknown but are quickly recognized after the festival for their incredible talent. Weathers should be no different, especially following the band’s signing to RCA Records this week. With a record coming out later this year, Weathers will be one to watch.
Featured Image: Weathers poses on 6th Street before a showcase at Stubb’s. Meagan Sullivan | Visuals Editor