Just days before the release of their 5th studio album, the indie rock band from San Diego Wavves, dropped by in Philly for an unforgettable performance. Led by singer-songwriter Nathan Williams, the rock band is preparing for the second leg of the tour with the album finally being released. Williams was recently on Beats 1 radio with Zane Lowe to discuss the record. He said that he felt the most comfortable he has ever with the creative process and called the album the group’s boldest work yet. Well Philly was lucky enough to catch the debut of all their new material from the album titled, You’re Welcome.
Fans packed into the Foundry located directly above the Fillmore’s main venue. The Foundry being able to only hold 450 people max capacity creates for a more intimate setting to allow fans to get up close and personal with their favorite artists. Well the crowd was certainly in for a treat. It is only a matter of time before these guys will be selling out the Fillmore itself. The West Coast band was able to transport their Cali coolness all the way over to Philadelphia for a night and provided their fans with a truly loud and eccentric performance. Along with two openers from Philly and Chicago, the crowd seemed to really enjoy the laid back vibes of the music and the venue. The band put up an exceptional performance that incorporated old and new elements of rock, a nice mix between Blink-182, Nirvana, and Arctic Monkeys, as crazy as that may seem.
The crowd was incredibly excited when Wavves came out. This was clearly evident given the continuous mosh pit present during the entirety of their set. Lost sunglasses and car keys aside, fans were able to dance and hit each other with surprising efficacy given the size of the venue, which was very small. In fact, The Foundry gave out more of a social vibe, with a bar and tables to sit around. However, the crowd was able to turn the room into a small, exciting GA floor. Make sure you check out their album over here on Apple Music; as these dudes certainly aren’t a group to sleep on!