Two brothers and their best friend formed a band in 2009. They covered Pink Floyd and Sublime in bars in their hometown of Cape Cod. Since the group’s formation, Highly Suspect has played over 800 live shows, toured with bands like the Deftones and Halestorm, and been nominated for two Grammy awards.
Before the first song began people were throwing beer in anticipation. The crowd erupted when Highly Suspect entered the Irving Plaza stage on Saturday night. A minute later, Johnny Stevens (vocals, guitar) announced he was happy to be home (the band is now based in Brooklyn) and sprang into a loud and sweaty set.
The packed room jumped and sung along to songs off of Highly Suspects’ last album, Mister Asylum, and appreciated the preview of songs off of their upcoming album. Ryan Meyer’s drum progressions provide the tone for Rich Meyer’s stop-bass grace and Steven’s intense guitar playing. The band’s angsty lyrics are further highlighted by Steven’s gritty vocals.
Highly Suspect is on tour through mid-November in the United States before heading to the United Kingdom. They are releasing a new album, The Boy Who Died Wolf, on November 18th.
Article: Alx Bear