JAM Magazine Concert Reviews

February 12, 2015
3rd and Lindsley
Nashville, TN USA
Review by Kate Landers
Photos by Kate Landers

Echosmith

New Blood With A Fresh Sound

>Echosmith and The Colourist hit up 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, TN for the second stop of the first 2015 Echosmith tour. Even with doors at 6 (show at 8), fans still planned on arriving to the sold-out venue at 3pm to see Echosmith and The Colourist bring their dynamic and meaningful tunes to life on stage.

I had never heard of The Colourist before, and I was nothing short of blown away. Their vibrant sound didn't imitate Echosmith, but complemented them. The four-piece indie-pop dream team is made up of Maya Tuttle (drums, vocals), Adam Castilla (guitar, vocals), Kollin Johannsen (guitar, bass), and Justin Wagner (bass, keys). Among the crowd-pleasers, songs like "We Won't Go Home" and "Yes Yes" had the room grooving. Maya gave her sticks to a couple of very lucky front-rowers and left the entire room buzzing with excitement.

The time between sets felt like hours as crew rushed back and forth, revealing a vintage mic and huge letters in two groups: "ECHO" to the left and "SMITH" to the right, leaving just enough space for Graham and his drums. Jamie, Graham, Noah, and Sydney greeted the slightly crazed audience with great enthusiasm, and Echosmith kept their high-energy up throughout the entire set, playing fan-favourites including "Cool Kids," "Come Together," the new single "Bright," and closer "Nothing's Wrong."

Even though there was no photo pit and the staff was not very friendly compared to The Cannery Ballroom (Nashville, TN), both Echosmith and The Colourist put on sets that had me wowed.