Echosmith Feel the Love + Show Their Gratitude at Sold Out NYC Gig
"Last year we played the little room downstairs," lead singer Sydney Sierota told the packed Marlin Room at Webster Hall in New York City on Friday night (Nov. 14). "Not only was it an upgrade ... we're headlining tonight!"
Over the past year, Echosmith have risen to this headliner status with the release of their hit single, 'Cool Kids.' And while they dedicated their track to anyone who's ever felt like they didn't fit in, it's clear that Sydney and her brothers -- Jamie, Graham and Noah -- are the insiders who just want to bring everyone to the popular table in the school cafeteria.
And that's exactly how it felt when you entered the venue. Not only was the space packed with the typical industry folk and media who are there on business, but it also brought together just about every type of young fan you could think of. Echosmith did what they've set out to do -- reach music lovers of all ages and personalities.
Playing tracks off their debut album, 'Talking Dreams,' the Los Angeles indie pop band brought youthful energy with a professional showmanship that veterans carry onto the stage. Even when Sydney dropped her pink parasol to add more flair to 'Safest Place,' she carried on with grace. Looking like Anna Kendrick's little sister with the stage presence of Gwen Stefani and vocals that give Hayley Williams some competition, Sydney is a bit of a triple threat. But she makes sure not to steal the limelight and makes sure the audience knows that this really is a family affair.
"These are my brothers," she said. "If we didn't love each other, we wouldn't be playing right now."
Echosmith also paid homage to the Talking Heads by covering 'This Must Be the Place' and even did their rendition of Modern English's 'I Melt With You.'
Relishing in all the positive energy, the band couldn't end the show without capturing the Kodak moment. They convinced Webster Hall to turn on the house lights and got the crowd to come close together in the middle. They ended their show with 'Cool Kids' and then the reggae-tinged 'Nothing's Wrong' for the encore.
Check out our exclusive photos and set lists of Echosmith and their tour opener, Madi Diaz, below:
Echosmith -- New York City's Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Echosmith -- Set List, Nov. 14, 2014
'This Must Be the Place' (Talking Heads cover)
'Tell Her You Love Her'
'Come with Me'
'I Melt with You' (Modern English cover)
Madi Diaz -- Set List, Nov. 14, 2014