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OriginLong Island, New York, United States
GenresRock, alternative rock
Years active2010 (2010)–present
  • Jordan Schneider
  • Ian Kenny
  • Tommy Fleischmann
  • Eric Vivelo

NGHBRS is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, formed in 2010. The band consists of Ian Kenny, Jordan Schneider and Tommy Fleischmann. The name of the band is concepted in "Neighbors".

Their debut album, Twenty One Rooms, was released on July 16, 2013 on Paper + Plastick and the album's lead single, "Hold Up Girl" received heavy media for its innovative use of Instagram. The band also have released 3 EPs Hellomind (2010), Hellomind (Reissue) (2011) and The NGHBRS Collection (2013).


Formation (2010–2011)[edit]

Formed in 2010 under the name Neighbors,[1] the band began playing shows throughout New England and released their debut EP, Hellomind, on August 17, 2010.[2] The band changed their name to NGHBRS is January 2011. The band played shows in the Northeast for the following year and steadily gained a healthy following. NGHBRS was featured in the AP&R section of the February 2010 issue of Alternative Press and the band quickly got the attention of producers and record labels. After a successful Kickstarter campaign to help the band join their first major tour with Anarbor in April 2011,[3] the band gained traction and began work on their debut album.

Twenty One Rooms (2012)[edit]

The band began recording their debut album, Twenty One Rooms, in the fall of 2012, with clips and acoustic versions of tracks being released throughout the first half of the year on various sites such as PureVolume, AbsolutePunk and Alternative Press and it was released on July 16, 2013.[4] Absolute Punk gave the album a 90% review[5] and fellow online reviews were generally positive.

The band has played with such acts as Third Eye Blind, Matt & Kim, New Politics, Bad Rabbits and Anarbor.

The band debuted their music video for “Hold Up Girl” on September 18, 2013 through the Wall Street Journal, with the publication calling it, “probably the cleverest DIY video since OK Go’s string of self-made clips a few years ago.”[6] The video was later featured in USA Today,[7] NYLON Guys,[8] Yahoo! News and Mashable.[9]

In September 2013, the band played a sold out showcase at Brooklyn Bowl for NPR's Chris Douridas. The band played three showcases for the CMJ Music Marathon in October 2013, including one sold out event at Sullivan Hall on October 18[10] and was one of's, The Deli Magazine's[11] and Brooklyn Exposed's[12] top picks for the event. The band also were featured in their own four-minute segment on Fuse on October 30, 2013.

In 2014, Eric Vivelo left the band to pursue a career in musical education. Since then the band has released two new singles, "Golden Age" and "Small Talk". In 2015, Ian Kenny formed a new band called King Neptune, consisting of the current NGHBRS line-up with the addition of Steve Kupillas and Tom Costa.


Current members
  • Ian Kenny - vocals, keys (since 2009)
  • Jordan Schneider - drums (since 2009)
  • Tommy Fleischmann - guitar (since 2009)
Past members
  • Eric Vivelo - bass (2010-2014)


Year Album Details
2013 Twenty One Rooms
  • Released: July 16, 2013
  • Label: Paper + Plastick
  • Format: CD
  • Hellomind (2010; Deluxe Reissue: 2011)[13]
  • The NGHBRS Collection (2013)[14]
  • Golden Age/Small Talk (2014)[15]


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  2. ^ "Hellomind | NGHBRS". 2011-08-02. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  3. ^ "Get NGHBRS on the Road! by NGHBRS — Kickstarter". Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Twenty One Rooms by NGHBRS". Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  5. ^ "NGHBRS- Twenty One Rooms - Album Review". 2013-07-16. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  6. ^ Danton, Eric R. (2013-09-18). "NGHBRS Use Instagram to Make Music Video 'Hold Up Girl' (Premiere) - Speakeasy - WSJ". Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  7. ^ TagsCarl ReinerKen MarinoZooey Deschanel (2013-09-20). "The Week in Pop: My pop-culture favorites". Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  8. ^ Madden, Josh (2013-05-30). "nghbrs "hold up girl" | NYLON Guys". Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  9. ^ Max Knoblauch2013-11-11 10:56:41 UTC (2013-11-11). "16 Creative Uses of Instagram Video". Retrieved 2013-11-16.
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  11. ^ "Mieka Pauley, NGHBRS, Victory, Elle King, WACHICHOO, CMJ Marathon 2013 - Runners' Diary: Kayla's Day 4". Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  12. ^ "CMJ 2013 :: Brooklyn Exposed :: Your Guide to Everything Brooklyn!". Brooklyn Exposed. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  13. ^ "Hellomind | NGHBRS". 2011-08-02. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  14. ^ "The NGHBRS Collection | NGHBRS". 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  15. ^ "12 Lathes of Christmas". External link in |publisher= (help)

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