Echosmith named VH1 ‘You Oughta Know’ artist for October; Ellen appearance

By on October 1, 2014


Alt-pop breakout Echosmith has been named an official VH1 “You Oughta Know” Artist for the month of October. Since its launch in 2005, VH1’s “You Oughta Know” franchise has introduced promising new artists on the rise and served as a barometer for what and who’s hot in music today.  Many “You Oughta Know” artists have gone on to win industry awards and accolades including “Best New Artist” Grammy Awards and nominations. This highly acclaimed franchise has helped break artists such as Adele, Sam Smith, Lorde, and many more.


The past few months have seen Echosmith continue to solidify their status as 2014’s breakout band, with ubiquitous hit single “Cool Kids” dominating in multiple radio formats and charts. It’s currently in the Top 8 at Hot AC and #14 in Top 40, and just broke into the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100! The single is now certified Gold, which the band celebrated with a performance on The Today Show, and a brand new video premiered by MTV. The band will perform on Ellen on October 27.


The LA-based siblings are kicking off the 3-week Honda Civic Tour with American Authors tonight in Reno, NV before headlining their own tour in November with stops in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and more. Tickets for all shows are on sale now, with a full list of tour dates below.


The Sierota siblings are Jamie (vocals/guitar), Sydney (vocals/keyboard), Noah (vocals/bass), and Graham (drums).


Esquire: “Okay, first of all, Echosmith are instantly likable. Fresh-faced, but not in a manufactured manner, the four siblings from Los Angeles have a contagious good vibe. And while they may be young – spanning 15 through 21 – they’ve got chops to match the charisma. Rest assured, this is a group you’re going to be hearing about for a long time. Echosmith is the real deal, and so, a rarity.”


Rolling Stone:

Teenage daydreams inspired by new wave angst and California sunshine. . .

Echosmith’s breakout single “Cool Kids” is a back-to-school-season anthem for those feeling disaffected by their peers.”


USA Today: “Charismatic lead vocalist Sydney Sierota, 17, puts a voice to teen alienation.”


Teen Vogue: “…an up-and-coming band that we’ve totally fallen for. Echosmith is comprised of four siblings…and they each have a downtown, ’60s rocker vibe that emanates pure cool.”




10/01     Knitting Factory – Reno, NV*

10/02    House of Blues – San Diego, CA*

10/03    The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA*

10/04    Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA*

10/05    Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon – San Jose, CA

10/05    The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA*

10/07    Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR*

10/08    Vogue Theater – Vancouver, Canada*

10/09    Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA*

10/10     Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA*

10/11     Knitting Factory – Boise, ID*

10/13     The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT*

10/14     Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO*

10/16     Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO*

10/17     Granada Theater – Dallas, TX*

10/18     Warehouse Live – Houston, TX*

10/19     Mohawk – Austin, TX*

10/24     Life is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas, NV

10/29     Higher Ground – S. Burlington, VT

10/30    The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA

10/31     Davis & Elkins College Masquerade Ball – Elkins, WV

11/12      Jammin Java – Vienna, VA

11/14      Marlin Room at Webster Hall – New York, NY

11/16      The Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA

11/19      Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL


* Honda Civic Tour w/ American Authors

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.