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Tour Diaries: The Backseat Lovers

The Backseat Lovers started off their Waiting to Spill tour, playing their new album front to back for a sold-out Brooklyn Steel.

The Backseat Lovers became a band when Josh, the lead vocalist, introduced himself to Juice Welch. The duo began working together on existing arrangements by Josh, and later met Jonas Swanson who would become the band's lead guitarist and also a vocalist. On June of that year, they released their self-produced EP Elevator Days. They first full length LP, When We Were Friends, came out on January of 2019. Photos of The Backseat Lovers' Brooklyn show.
Photo: Claudia Rader

Native to Herber City Sandy and Ogden UT, The Backseat Lovers have quickly become a huge part of the alternative & indie scene. Their song, "Kilby Girl" jumpstarted their momentum, giving a fans a taste of the uniqueness that his band offers. Other notable songs from their 2019 album When We Were Friends include "Pool House" and "Maple Syrup."


The band is conformed of Jonas Swanson, Joshua Harmon, KJ Ward, and Juice Welch. The Backseat Lovers officially became a band when Josh, the lead vocalist, introduced himself to Juice Welch, and expressed his desire to start a band. The duo began working together on existing arrangements by Josh, and later met Jonas Swanson who would become the band's lead guitarist and also a vocalist. It was in the spring of 2018 when the band began recording music together, and on June of that year, they released their self-produced EP Elevator Days. They first full length LP, When We Were Friends, came out on January of 2019. Since then, the band has been growing without bounds, selling out shows, and writing new music.


See the photos by Claudia Rader from The Backseat Lovers' Brooklyn show below.


 

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