VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Wallows at Outside Lands 2019

2019 has been a busy year for the Los Angeles-based trio, Wallows. The band released their debut album, Nothing Happens in March and then proceeded to tour through UK, Europe and the U.S. that included playing Coachella, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and MoPop. The members of Wallows have been friends since the age of 11 – Braeden Lemasters (vocals, guitar), Dylan Minnette (vocals, guitar) and Cole Preston (drums) and bring a wide range of influences to their music ranging from scores to Spike Jonze movies, the Beatles, bedroom pop and lo-fi hip-hop and ’70s post-punk as well as current artists such as Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon. “I was listening to the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and Dylan loved all that too,” Lemasters recalls. The two started writing their own songs, linked up with L.A. native Preston through San Fernando Valley-based music program Join the Band, and soon began scoring gigs at iconic venues like Whisky a Go Go. Upon following up their 2018 debut EP Spring, Wallows were focused on creating new sounds rather than following any formulas or trends, stated Preston – “Whenever we came to a crossroads as far as where we could take a song, we always went the weird way.” “There are more risks on this than anything else we’ve done,” adds Minnette. “It came from a place of never wanting to repeat ourselves, and making sure everything feels different from what came before.”

B-Sides met up with Wallows during Outside Lands to talk about playing at Golden Gate Park, skateboarding, their debut album, Area 51 and more. Check out the interview: 


WALLOWS TOUR 2019

SEPTEMBER
4 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom ^
6 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater ^
7 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar ^
8 Cleveland, OH House of Blues ^
9 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre ^
11 Kansas City, MO Record Bar ^
12 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom ^

NOVEMBER
13 London, UK Alexandra Palace †
14 London, UK Alexandra Palace †

^Remo Drive to Support
† supporting Vampire Weekend

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