Featured Artist: The Weekend Run Club
In their debut EP, ‘Okay for You,’ The Weekend Run Club finds their space and sound within the alternative-indie scene.
As newcomers, The Weekend Run Club has already begun to make a name for themselves. The Weekend Run Club entered the Chicago music scene earlier this year and immediately became ones to watch out for, playing gigs all around the area to get their names out there and build a growing fanbase.
Starting with their first release as a band from earlier this year, “Holliday,” The Weekend Run Club has secured their sound — indie-pop elevated by technical, clear guitar stylings. They have cited the likes of Turnover, Two Door Cinema Club, and Hippo Campus as their main sources of influence, which is apparent through theses early releases.
This band isn’t just all about music, either - they have been vocal advocates for organizations and issues near and dear to their hearts, including mental health awareness and LGBT charities like The Trevor Project. They even have a donation box specifically for The Trevor Project at their merch tables.
On September 29th, 2018, The Weekend Run Club released their debut EP, ‘Okay for You.’ The EP takes listeners on a journey through love, heartbreak (literally), and a bit of self-reflection and acceptance in response.
This five-song EP, which features songs ranging from alternative head-bangers to songs fit for pop radio, introduces listeners to the full range of the band’s sound. The opening track, “101” gives listeners an introduction to a consistency noticed throughout the collection that ties it all together - those clear guitar riffs over a pop-infused, danceable beat. From there, the EP moves into a more intimate and personal - but just as fun - direction with “Heartbreak” and “Parking Lots,” which detail the aftermath of a failed love affair through a robust alternative-rock sound. Following “Holliday,” their first single, the EP comes to a close on an airy, somewhat calming note with “Play Nice.”
The Weekend Run Club is not to be disregarded- be sure to keep an eye out for them, as they are on their way up.
Stream ‘Okay for You’ and check them out on social media below: