About the band
From the humble beginnings of basements, living rooms, and garages, haha charade debuted in the Philadelphia area during the summer of 2018. Their ability to merge genres and coin their unique style is attributed to a collaborative artistic approach to everything from songwriting to artwork and performance. The band consists of vocalists and guitarists, Alex Wade and Justin Lefler, bassist, Matt Bowe, and drummer, Brendan McBride. There are 30+ years of combined songwriting experience between the three main songwriters in the group. Although each writer brings independent influences from Punk, Garage Rock, Folk Rock, and Hip Hop, haha charade shares a love for the broad-termed Indie Rock, and Reggae Rooted genres. Musical stylings are influenced by a multitude of bands including The Strokes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Rebelution, with a mix of cheeky and political lyrics influenced by bands such as Arctic Monkeys and State Radio. This creates the noteworthy, psychedelic, surfy vibe that can be found on their 2019 debut EP, We are The Wolves.