In the realm of rock and roll, friendship and happiness aren’t coveted ideas. Angst, aggression, and rebellion are still the accepted currency at rock concerts.
That’s why Houndmouth is so refreshing. On stage, they appear happy (at least relative to other rock bands) and to genuinely like one another.
This gives Houndmouth concerts a positive vibe and a palatable energy. Houndmouth are not your typical angry musicians who look perturbed and frustrated by the mere fact that they have to perform.
With Houndmouth tickets, you’ll be treated to four spectacular musicians who enjoy their craft, their colleagues, and their audience. That’s not to say Houndmouth doesn’t have its demons, and they’re definitely not establishment, but they do have fun playing music. That means you’ll have fun listening to them perform.
What Genre Is Houndmouth?
You’ll find Houndmouth’s music in the folk-rock section of your record store. Assuming your record store has such a section and that you even have a record store. They’ve also been label “indie” and “Americana.”
Current bands that sound similar to Houndmouth are Dawes, Lord Huron, and Delta Spirit. When listening to Houndmouth perform live you might notice influences from The Band, Bob Dylan and The Byrds.
Who Is Houndmouth?
Houndmouth is comprised of guitarist Matt Myers, bassist Zak Appleby, drummer Shane Cody, and keyboardist Katie Toupin. All four members sing.
The quartet formed in 2011. Their big break came in 2012 at the SXSW music festival. While performing live they attracted the attention of an independent record label. Shortly after that performance, the band signed with the label.
What Is Houndmouth’s Debut Album?
Houndmouth released their debut album, From the Hills Below the City, in 2013. Their sophomore effort, Little Neon Limelight, dropped in March of 2015.
Houndmouth’s best known song is “Sedona.” When they perform it live the audience usually sings along.