2019 American Music Awards

Backbeat: The Neighbourhood Talks New Album Backstage at Coachella 2013

The Neighbourhood, tour mgr Ellis Bertschi; mgr Kirk Harding Coachella 650.
The Neighbourhood with tour manager Ellis Bertschi and manager Kirk Harding backstage at Coachella 2013. (Photo: Catie Laffoon)

Following their high energy set on the opening day of this year’s Coachella festival, Billboard caught up with the Neighbourhood backstage.

Coachella Kicks Off the Festival Season

The guys were hanging with their tour manager Ellis Bertschi (Flipped House Partnership) and manager Kirk Harding from Crowd Control. The Neighbourhood is gearing up to release its new album, "I Love You," on April 23. For the album, the band worked with the team, who also produced its 2005 EP I'm Sorry....

"We are really pumped about our album. If it came out before Coachella it would have been really cool but we are just excited to have it out soon," Neighbourhood guitarist Jeremy Freedman said. When asked how they were going to celebrate the release, the band replied, “with a big mansion party in L.A.”

Following their chat with Billboard, the Neighbourhood scampered off to do some press and were hoping to take some time off with their management team, who were looking forward to seeing the Stone Roses, Alt-J, Beach House, Local Natives and Band of Horses.


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