Jonathan Weiner/Warner Bros. RecordsSharing a house or a room with your brothers and sisters is bad enough, but imagine if you had to tour the world with them, too, spending every waking moment together. That’s exactly what Echosmith, the band behind the smash hit “Cool Kids” is going through right now. Echosmith is made up of four siblings — three brothers and a sister — and as you might imagine, there are pros and cons to living in each others’ pockets day in and day out.
“[The] best part is that we know each other so well. Worst part is that we know each other so well,” laughs Echosmith singer and keyboard player Sydney Sierota. “After being in a band for so long, you learn to just make yourselves get along, and like, overlook trying to bug each other, because we know we’re just going to get it back. Because they know exactly my buttons to push!”
“It’s been a process of learning how to be with each other every single second and now we’re really good at it,” she says of being on the road with her brothers Jamie, Noah and Graham. “It’s funny because, I mean, I can’t even imagine doing this with three random dudes, even if we were best friends or something — something about it would just feel weird….I mean, we know each other so well. We know what we like and what we don’t like.”
In fact, they’ve been at it for such a long time now, Sydney says, that they know exactly what to do to avoid arguments.
“We just sleep or eat when we get grouchy and fight, because that’s usually what it’s based around,” she tells ABC New Radio. “So, I mean, it actually is a lot of fun for us. Obviously we have our moments. Everybody does. But I think we get along better than most bands.”
Because the members of Echosmith are so young, their father is on the road with them as well, and Sydney tells ABC News Radio that it’s nice to have her three brothers and her dad on hand to ward off any creepy dudes who try to hit on her.
“It’s nice when you’re with your brothers and you get in a weird situation where some guy is really trying to, like, be weird,” she says. “And you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, this is my brother, by the way.’ And they’re like, ‘Oh.’ Some people ignore the fact…[then I say] ‘Hey, my dad’s back there. You wanna come say hi? I’ll introduce you!’”
Echosmith will perform at the Life Is Beautiful festival on Friday, and then play a variety of headlining shows and special events through mid-December.
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