Highly Suspect is this year’s HRVST Fest headliner. This alternative rock band is based out of tourist central, Cape Cod Massachuttes. It consists of twin brothers Rich and Ryan Meyer, Johnny Stevens and Matt Kofos.
Originally, the group started as a bar band that played covers. From Jimi Hendrix to Pink Floyd and Sublime, the band then relocated to Brooklyn where all four members lived in a single studio apartment and recorded their first EP.
The band makes sure to not let the fame get to their heads, and stay true to their fans. According to an article in Kerrang, the band crossed paths with Lyor Cohen – the former chief of Warner Music and Def Jam, and became the first band signed under his new label, 300 Entertainment. Following that, they earned three Grammy nominations. In the article, Johnny Stevens comments that “I don’t want to be playing ten thousand people and feeling miserable. I’d rather be playing a couple of hundred and having fun. I see a lot of bands getting to a really big place too quickly and it just tears them apart. I don’t want that to happen to us.”
Stevens also has the band manifesto tattoed on his knuckles, showing how dedicated he is to this band and everything it has become. The tattoo is “MCID,” which stands for “My Crew Is Dope.” He comments that “we only work with people we know,” meaning close friends are very involved in every aspect of this band.
If you think their music is cool, then you’re about to be blown away by their music videos as well.
You can catch them headliing the stage at HRVST on November 11th! Grab your tickets HERE!