The Haha Charade story humbly began in basements, living rooms, and garages. The band's underground following led to their start in September 2018.
Haha Charade’s merges genres and coin their unique style, which they attribute to a collaborative artistic approach to everything from songwriting to artwork and performance. Haha Charade consists of vocalists and guitarists, Alex Wade and Justin Lefler, bassist, Matt Bowe, and drummer, Brendan McBride.
With three main songwriters in the group, each writer brings their own independent influences, from Punk, Garage Rock, Folk Rock, and Hip Hop. But overall, their sound roots in a love of reggae.
Influences include The Strokes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Rebelution, with satirically charged lyrics influenced by bands such as Arctic Monkeys and State Radio. This creates the noteworthy, psychedelic, surfy vibe that can be found on their March of 2019 debut EP, We Are the Wolves EP.
They released Goodbye Juliet, The Reversal, and Seasons in late 2019 in anticipation of their self-titled 2020 album. Soon to be followed by their sophomore release that is currently being recorded at Occupy Studio.