One thing I love about BottleRock is that we get to check out new bands. This year one of the bands that stood out for us was, The Band High Noon. They kicked off the festival with the first set on Friday at the Truly stage and we were right there to catch it all. They were also one of BottleRock’s Featured Emerging Artist. Guitarist Ian Devereux commented about their upcoming performance,
So stoked to be playing Bottlerock this year. We’re sharing a stage with some of the bands that we credit as our primary influences like the Red Hot Chili Peppers. That kind of thing still feels like living a dream sometimes. And to be featured as one of the Bottlerock 2023 Emerging Artists is a total honor. We get to kick the festival off as the crowds pour into this amazing festival, filled with music-lovers, killer food and wine, and a vibe that is all about acceptance and joy… man… we are grateful.
They hit the stage and did not disappoint. They had the crowd running over to their set after they entered the festival. Check out photos from their set by our Rockin Ryan:
We couldn’t wait to hear more of them. They have just released their debut EP Swell and Devereux told us more about the EP and which song might be the most personal for him,
Swell, our debit EP, is the culmination of years of playing shows everywhere from local breweries to big stages with Grammy award-winning artists. It’s a testament to our friendship and our love of music and an inside look at our lives. We love making people dance and we love writing music that makes you think. Music that brings people together. Songs that folks can identify with, sing along to, and that pay homage to artists like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Stone Temple Pilots, who influenced us along the way. While all of the songs have deep connections for the bands, Wheels Down Arizona is personal for me as I was going through one of the toughest periods of my life and I found myself driving in the middle of the night in the desert of Arizona, trying to find my way (and also myself). Waiting in a line of cars and red lights that stretched for miles on a dirt road, the highway was blocked, I started this song; which we all collaborated on and recorded together.
You can also catch them live at their EP Record Release on June 9th. They will be playing at Journey Downtown in Vacaville. Make sure to head over to their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.
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