The Wallows are the fun, spunky group you did not know you were missing.
The American alternative rock band based in LA, is made up of three musicians: Dylan Minnette (vocals and rhythm guitar), Braeden Lemasters (vocals and lead guitar/ass) and Cole Preston (drums and guitar).
Yes, you read that correctly. Dylan Minnette, actor and star of the Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why” is the band’s vocalist. While a successful actor, Minnette is also a successful singer.
The group started creating and releasing songs in 2017 but have slowly started to become popular the past few years.
The band members have a great vibe to them. Their songs have an interesting beat, impressive vocals and a unique spunk to them that is hard to explain. I feel like if you combined The Killers and Walk the Moon, you would get the Wallows.
In my opinion, they give off “angsty teenage rocker” vibes. I would also say the band has a similar sound to groups like The Kooks or Hippo Campus. It is just a different, great sound.
In 2017, they released the song, “Pleaser” but it was not until 2018 when their popularity skyrocketed with their song “Pictures of Girls” off their 2018 EP, “Spring.”
“Pictures of Girls,” is actually a catchy song, even though the lyrics are a bit odd, is what made me get into the band. I heard it and immediately knew they were a group that I needed to know.
Some of the Wallows songs I enjoy the most are “Scrawny,” “Are You Bored Yet?” “With A Little Help From My Friends (cover of the original made famous by The Beatles), and “OK.”
Other honorable mentions include: “1980s Horror Film II” and “Just Like A Movie.” The band has been working on new music while in quarantine, just like many other bands.
The band just released a song this past week called, “Nobody Gets Me (Like You)”
I believe that the Wallows are slowly going to get more mainstream and popular. In addition, with Dylan Minnette’s big role ending, I think he might have more time to make music and possibly tour in the future. I guess we will just have to wait and see what the future holds for the Wallows.
Interested in listening to my music predictions? Follow me on Spotify (@leah_f17) and listen to my music predictions playlist.