Hemmings cites his band’s ability to produce a sound “you can’t find anywhere else” as key to their success.
23-year-old lead singer Brandon Hemmings’ newly formed Seattle-based Indie rock band has been growing in popularity thanks to what many describe as “an impressive set list with songs expertly curated from the Mumford and Sons discography.”
“Lately we’ve really been trying to push our boundaries,” Hemmings explained. “We used to be all ‘Sigh No More’ era Mumford and Sons. We don’t want our fans to get bored though, which is why we’ve expanded to a much more diverse range of stylings that are a little more ‘Babel.’”
Hemmings told reporters that he believes listeners respond positively to what he describes as the band’s unique style. “Our sound is kind of hard to pin down,” he said, “but if I had to describe it, I’d say it’s kind of an alternative rock with heavy bluegrass and folk influences. It’s something that would be hard to find in another band.”
Hemmings also stated that the formation and growth of the band has been a rewarding experience for everyone. “Nowadays everyone seems so obsessed with all the autotuned, mainstream artists you hear on the radio. It’s a great feeling to know we’ve been able to expose so many people to some of the more underground music the world has to offer.”
“Our only hope is that one day we can be as influential as the amazing bands that inspire us,” said Hemmings, who went on to explain that this is a “long and comprehensive” list which includes, but is not limited to, Mumford and Sons and the song “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers.
Hemmings concluded by stating that he’s not sure what the future has in store for his band, but “there’s really no way to predict what kind of stuff” they’ll come up with next.