Wallows are an alternative rock band from Southern California. Members are Braeden Lemasters (guitar and vocals), Cole Preston (drums and vocals), and Dylan Minnette (guitar and vocals). In April 2017, they released their first single “Pleaser”. It was followed by singles “Sun Tan,” “Uncomfortable,” and “Pulling Leaves Off Trees” released the same year.
The band began releasing songs independently in April 2017 starting with “Pleaser”, which reached number two on the Spotify Global Viral 50 chart.
In April 2017, the band released their first single under the Wallows moniker, “Pleaser”. The song would eventually reach number two on the Spotify Global Viral 50 chart and number one on the KROQ Locals Only playlist. In May 2017, Wallows released a second single, “Sun Tan”,and began playing live shows in the Los Angeles area, selling out The Roxy and the Troubadour.Their third single, “Uncomfortable”, was released in September 2017.
In November 2017, their song “Pulling Leaves off Trees” premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show.That month, the band also announced their first headlining North American tour that would run from January to March 2018. The tour started in San Francisco on January 24. In February 2018, the band announced that they had signed to Atlantic Records and were planning to release their major label debut EP, Spring, in April 2018. They also released a new single, “Pictures of Girls”, their first on Atlantic.The song was chosen as a “Critical Cut” by SiriusXM Alt Nation.
Wallows ended their North American tour at South by Southwest in March 2018.[Later in the month, they released a second track from Spring titled “These Days”. The EP was released on April 6, 2018, by Atlantic Records and was produced by John Congleton.
On February 1, 2019, Wallows released the single “Are You Bored Yet?” featuring Clairo. This song is a part of their debut album, Nothing Happens, released on March 22, 2019. A music video was also released on that day with a cameo of Noah Centineo and Kaitlyn Dever.
Wallows embarked on another leg of their Nothing Happens Tour in February 2020, for 15 additional stops.The band partnered with local non-profit charities in each of the cities in this leg of the tour such as Project Lazarus and the LGBT Center of Raleigh. Before each show, the band posted a list of donatable items for their attendees to bring (with the incentive of donating being a free Wallows pin) on their social media accounts, and were able to garner a plethora of items to donate after each show.In an interview with 97X, a Tampa radio station, Minnette remarked that the nonprofit organization they partnered with in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Handy Inc., shared that Wallows fans had brought an equivalent of five months’ worth of supplies to the band’s show.
On March 20, 2020, Wallows released a new single “OK” alongside a music video. On September 9, 2020, Wallows released another single “Nobody Gets Me (Like You)” alongside the announcement for their second major EP, Remote that was released on October 23, 2020. On February 15, 2021, Wallows announced a deluxe version of Remotealongside the release of a new single “Quarterback”. The deluxe edition was released on February 19, 2021, with two new tracks, the previously released single, “OK”, and a remixed version of “OK” that features Remi Wolf and Solomonophonic.
On September 30, 2021, Wallows released the single “I Don’t Want to Talk”. This song is the lead single off of their sophomore album, Tell Me That It’s Over, released on March 25, 2022. Wallows embarked on their Tell Me That It’s Over Tour in April 2022 and will be touring throughout 2022 and into 2023.