My attempts to dig up much detail on The Neighbourhood have proven futile. You get this sense they’re intentionally trying to stay off the grid, which has proven to be a relatively effective marketing strategy in music recently. Hell, The Weeknd was practically two albums deep before anybody figured out who the fuck he was. It’s almost as if the best way to have everyone hear about you is by not telling anyone who you are. Or something along those lines.

Anyway, here’s what we do know. The band is a quintet from Newbury Park in California. Despite the misplaced “u” in their name, they do not appear to be british, however this first single “Female Robbery” did debut a few nights ago in the UK on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio One program. In addition to the track we also have a video, which has a very Alfred Hitchcock-ish feel to it given the old black and white film footage used. The band also has an EP on the way, one we should see get released later this spring. Hopefully this is enough background information to keep you nosey bastards content until then.

The Neighbourhood – Female Robbery from The Neighbourhood on Vimeo.