Grouplove is utterly aptly named, given that the band members first met up at an artist commune in Crete and became fast friends. Only later did they form the group that specializes in synth-fueled indie-pop and soaring choruses led by vocalists Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi.
Their 2011 debut was a hit on the strength of tunes like "Colours" and "Tongue-Tied," which earned them a No. 1 spot on the Alternative chart, and Grouplove has toured with the likes of Portugal. The Man, Foster the People and Florence and the Machine in the intervening years, while continuing to put out new tunes.
Now they're swinging by Spokane in support of their latest release, Big Mess, that arrived in September. They'll be playing the Knitting Factory on Friday, April 7. Tickets are $25 in advance, and go on sale this Friday at 10 am via the Knitting Factory website or Ticketweb.com.
Here's a video for the atmospheric new tune "Good Morning," released today:
Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...