Song: Tongue Tied
Grouplove’s playful energy is something that can’t be played down. The bandhas a flair for the dramatics. It’s normal to hear screams punch through their melodies and raspy vocals accentuate upbeat harmonies. Hannah Hooper, Christian Zucconi, Sean Gadd, Andrew Wessen and Ryan Rabin make up the band that comes equip with an “emo-sounding” title, that is ultimately deceiving. Their music is a combination of dance-rock and indie-pop that has a punk edge to it. Grouplove never formed with the intentions of being a band, but their musical ambitions grew out of their friendships. Their catchy single, “Tongue Tied,” is pure fun, and can also be heard in a recent iPod commercial. Grouplove began playing shows with Florence & the Machine, Two Door Cinema Club and will now be playing with Young the Giant in 2012. Their energy from their song doesn’t even match their live performance. Grouplove is known to have live art and put on one hell of a show. Grouplove’s party antics are just as memorable as the beats to their songs. End of story: Grouplove will make you get on the dance-floor. Don’t you just want to jump out of your seat?
By Ilana Kaplan