Indigo Society are going all in
Alternative band’s studio time lands them in Spotlight
Like many bands in the area, The Indigo Society can trace their roots to Sweetwater Sound.
After becoming friendly while working in the distribution center, Brody Evans and Bryce Murphy began speaking with new employee Mattei Richardson … and that’s when things took off.
“As soon as Mattei mentioned he played drums, that’s when I was like, ‘Yep, I’m starting a band,’ ” guitarist/vocalist Evans said.
With Murphy on keyboards, Nate Owen was the next to be recruited for bass, but after dragging his feet, the spot went to Eden Coplin.
“I was already in another project and didn’t want to be in two,” Owen said of his reluctance. “By the time I decided I’d do it, they had found another bass player, but Brody said I could try out for guitar, because I play that, too,” Owen said.
“And it was really good,” Evans added.
With the alternative band set, they’ve been busy the past year and a half, releasing a single in June and a five-song EP, Daisyface, on Nov. 19.
It was off Daisyface, which is available to streaming services, where the two songs featured in the ALT 99.5FM/102.3FM Spotlight came from, “Paisley Blue” and “Draw the Line.”
The band will also be featured alongside other local artists during the radio station’s weekly Homegrown Showcase every Friday at 7 p.m.
“The Indigo Society is a band I first discovered on Instagram and thought they were interesting,” ALT DJ Zack Skyler said. “I went and checked them out. I dig their melodies and how they bring several styles together. It’s really perfect alt pop/rock.”
Citing favorite bands as The Smashing Pumpkins and Silversun Pickups, the band features a melodic mix of rock that continues to change as the bandmates grow together.
“We’re evolving so much,” Evans said. “The songs we’re recording right now sound so much different. We’ve learned a lot about each other and each other’s style.”
And being in a five-piece has also been an adjustment for some.
“I come from playing more in a marching band and larger bands, where I can kind of hide mistakes,” Murphy said. “Learning to play in an environment where I am my own keyboard player rather than having other people playing with me is something new.”
Evans serves as the primary songwriter, but he’s not leaving others out of the process.
“I’ll write a song with my guitar, create the whole structure, then present it to them,” he said. “I’ll either just show them or have a demo ready, then they add their parts. Once we have a lot of songs together, then we figure out which ones to record.”
And recording is something they’ve been busy with, taking a break from a Sweetwater Studios session for an interview with Whatzup. And recording in a professional studio instead of at home has led them to being economical with their releases.
“For us, we didn’t have enough money for an album right off the bat,” Evans said of recording a single and EP this year. “We’re working toward that, maybe next year.”
The group say they have about 20-25 songs written, so be on the lookout in 2023 for more from The Indigo Society.