“a fantastic play on nostalgia… Recreating the past is something artists have been doing for decades, but few have accomplished it with the mastery of IDKHow” – Happy Mag
“iDKHow have fun with their music and invite the listener to their party of oddities with their eclectic rhythms, bright and bubbly persona and vibrant zeal for a different kind of magic… this is outstanding; cavalier, debonair, and totally rocking.” 8/10 – Hysteria Mag
“really catchy new stuff” – Linda Marigliano, triple j
I Don’t Know How But They Found Me (iDKHOW) today release their anticipated debut 6 track EP 1981 Extended Play via Fearless Records / Caroline Australia.
Part archeological excavation and part forward-thinking vision, iDKHOW is as Day-Glo nostalgic and optimistically futurist as Back to the Future, the cinematic classic in which their band name was born. Doc Brown utters the famous line just before telling Marty McFly to “run for it.” And just as Marty traveled 30 years into the past and righted the wrongs of the present, so have Dallon Weekes (vocals, bass) and Ryan Seaman (drums), resurrecting the songs and innovative spirit of iDKHOW for a new generation starved for creative risk taking and unbound joy.
iDKHOW’s music is from a time when iconoclastic pop trailblazers broke through commercially without compromising artistically; those who didn’t succeed despite creative courage but because of it. iDKHOWchannels the legendary spirits of sixties garage, seventies glam, eighties new wave, and the early days of Britpop, merging the greatest strengths of bygone eras into a transcendent sound of the future. Imagine a nightclub powered by T. Rex, Bowie, Oingo Boingo, and Tears For Fears, distilled into pop rock anthems that are as instantly memorable as they are timeless.
The frontman has plenty of experience with the potential for a great song to move crowds, propel late night drives, soundtrack makeups and breakups, and to top the Billboard charts. As bassist/backing vocalist for Panic! At The Disco from 2009 to 2017, Weekes co-wrote massive hits “This is Gospel”and “Girls/Girls/Boys,” and is credited on nearly all of the songs that comprise Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!. When Weekes discovered these “lost” recordings, this forgotten band, he knew Ryan Seaman was the perfect drummer to help him reignite the iDKHOW aesthetic.
The resurrection of iDKHOW’s forgotten music arose organically, through word of mouth, social media, and increasingly larger pop-up shows along the West Coast. Soon, the iDKHOW revolution was undeniable, as evidenced by the over 10 million YouTube views, and over 10 million streams they amassed of self-released songs like, Choke, Modern Day Cain, and Nobody Likes the Opening Band. Now partnered with label Fearless Records, iDKHOW continues to mount an assault on the vacuous nature of fake relationships and the dirty underbelly of Hollywood glitz.
Watch video for single ‘Do It All The Time’ here:
1981 Extended Play Tracklist:
3. Social Climb
4. Bleed Magic
6. Do It All The Time