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Echo 2 Locate

Baltimore, Maryland, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

Baltimore, Maryland, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
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Straight out of Baltimore, MD – meet Echo 2 Locate, who recently unleashed the music video for “High.”

Made up of Rhiannon Neagle (vocals, guitar), Mike Pritchett (drums), Clarke Hildreth (lead guitar), and Will Servary (bass), the band was founded by Neagle and Pritchett, who firmed up the lineup in May 2018.

What’s special about Echo 2 Locate is their sound, a blend of alt-rock, punk, pop and even hints of metal. It’s powerful, creamy, and oh, so good!

Neagle explains the inspiration and meaning of “High,” saying, “I wanted us to write something that was addictive to listen to and to create a visualization to represent what it's like for some people, like myself, to experience manic tendencies. The song talks about how addictive and stimulating the feeling of mania can be. It also speaks about the constant battle in one's mind that wants to engage in manic tendencies while the other side of you understands what typically comes after those manic tendencies dissipate.”

"When Neagle’s voice enters, the tune becomes electrifying because of her scrumptious riot grrrl timbres and creamy sonority"

She goes on to interpret the video, adding, “The stimulating lights throughout the video represent how fast thought processes can become when one is manic. Sometimes one can completely ignore the consequences of their own reality when being manic to the point that they may not even realize a situation they are in or the type of self-destructive people they are around. ('I don't care about my memories, I just wanna feel so high') This is why all of the extras are masked in the video and they can be seen almost like they are cheering me on throughout this manic episode. The importance of everybody lying down at the end is actually crucial to the representation of 'High' as it represents the

“High” opens on delicious chuffing guitars and a potent rhythm topped by a lingering, drawling guitar tone. When Neagle’s voice enters, the tune becomes electrifying because of her scrumptious riot grrrl timbres and creamy sonority. The combination of both tonal flavors gives her voice unbridled exhibitionism and reckless dynamism, as well as residual ozone-like energy.

On the chorus, the harmonics ramp up with surging hues, infusing the tune with radiant muscular impetus, as the guitars take on resonance and washes of sonic weight. The breakdown/solo section features galvanizing guitars and Neagle’s yummy soaring voice.

“High” goes beyond superb, past superlative, and blows by amazing. This song totally slaps, and Echo 2 Locate is a band drowning in talent. - RAWCKUS MAGAZINE

"Echo 2 Locate 'Calling Out' By: O.M"

From Maryland, alternative rock band, Echo 2 Locate, has hit the ground running with their EP, Calling Out. The four-track EP is an absolute knockout, leaving you breathless from its energetic and steady strength.

The release begins with a self-titled track, “Calling Out.” Immediately, it is an anthem. Echoes of “whoa” and drum work with the strongest backbone; this song is one of the best kickoffs to an EP or album that has ever been heard. From the powerful vocals to the ear-catching guitar riffs, Echo 2 Locate has introduced themselves to the world in the best way possible through this track.

“Faster” begins next, and it is… Well, almost unexpected. Unlike its title, the song is well-rounded and molded into a mellow structure. Rhiannon Neagle’s vocals and Clarke Hildreth’s guitar is so soothing that one may just find themselves swaying along to the beat. Fear not though, Calling Out becomes ‘faster’ once again in the third track, “Everything From Nothing.”

This song shows a more dramatic side to the band. In some ways, it feels as if Neagle is reciting a poem; a true part of herself is being reflected upon and spoken out loud. Whether this is true or not, “Everything From Nothing” creates a stirring inside one’s brain.

Too soon, the final single arrives: “Wasteland.” Lyrically and musically, the band has created the tightest knot within this production. Will Servary’s bass and Mike Pritchett’s drums shine equally and just as bright along with Neagle and Hildreth - performing Echo 2 Locate as one whole heart and soul.

Calling Out is truly a remarkable piece, from beginning to end, and back through it all again, Echo 2 Locate has created something that is filled to the very brim of power. The alternative rock sound is strong, firm, and steady, and all so welcoming in the most warmest embrace music can give you. - Boston Rock Radio

"EP Review: Echo 2 Locate 'The Calling'"

From Maryland, alternative rock band, Echo 2 Locate is an alternative rock band from Maryland and their debut EP: Calling Out is an utter sensation! The band is rocking and ready to level up the energy from beginning to end.

Echo 2 Locates self-titled EP opens with their track, “Calling Out.” Immediately, it is an anthem as the drum work notably solidifies this band right out the gate.

EP Review: Echo 2 Locate 'The Calling'
March 19, 2019

From Maryland, alternative rock band, Echo 2 Locate is an alternative rock band from Maryland and their debut EP: Calling Out is an utter sensation! The band is rocking and ready to level up the energy from beginning to end.

Echo 2 Locates self-titled EP opens with their track, “Calling Out.” Immediately, it is an anthem as the drum work notably solidifies this band right out the gate.

Their next song, “Faster” is almost unexpected. Unlike its title, the song is defined more like a pleasing mild structured song. Rhiannon Neagle’s vocals and Clarke Hildreth’s guitar work as an infusion. Coming up and back into the roll through Echo 2 Locate brings their third track, “Everything From Nothing” up and the sense of reflection spoken sparks this alt bands measure.

This EP, The Calling, has to be one of the tightest produced pieces to come out recently. The level of professional musicianship and attention to detail are well defined. A band that must be paid attention to and certainly will be discovered for their talents the team of Neagle, Hildreth, Servary, and Pritchett is a band that gives their music all of themselves. How often can a reviewer honestly say...? All the tracks are proven and deserve your attention.

Surely Echo 2 Locate is on the brink of becoming a well-known household name. Their alternative rock sound shows they have a wealth of talent and we can't wait to hear what is next!

Five out of Five BANGS! - Cowgirlz Entertainment

"Interview: Echo 2 Locate"

Echo 2 Locate is an emerging quartet made up of singer-guitarist Rhiannon Neagle, guitarist Clarke Hildreth, bassist Will Servary, and drummer Mike Pritchett. Hailing from Maryland, the Baltimore-based band already emanates a well-crafted musical identity based on alternative rock melodies, a metal foundation, and poignant pop nuance. Coming off a strong debut EP in Calling Out, the band’s most recent single, “High,” proves a daring stylistic shift that has netted consistent critical praise, while a follow-up album is in the works.

I had the pleasure of catching up with the band to discuss their current endeavors, the genesis of their music, the essence of their friendship, as well as what they can assess about their career at present.

ME: In the first week of April, you’re supporting Alesana and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. You excited?

All: Yeah, definitely! Super excited! it’ll be awesome!

ME: How have you enjoyed touring?

Rhiannon: We loved it! We did a week-long tour for our first one, just to feel it out. By the end of it, we were definitely not ready to go home; we just wanted to keep doing it! It was a really awesome experience, and we’re glad it was successful.

ME: Taking it back a bit, when you guys were growing up, which types of music shaped your musicianship?

Rhiannon: For me, my dad brought me up on a lot of Led Zeppelin. After being introduced to classic rock bands, I eventually found my own sound in listening to a lot of punk and pop punk. I was really into Nirvana and Green Day. I actually learned how to play the guitar while listening to Green Day, so they were a huge musical influence for me guitar-wise, since I’m a rhythm guitarist.

Clarke: When I was a kid, the first three albums I bought were American Idiot by Green Day, Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard, and Take off Your Pants and Jacket by Blink 182 – all on the same exact day. I just became obsessed with that kind of music from that point forward, and I envy pretty much all the guitar riffs on this record.

Mike: When I first started playing drums, I had this friend in high school who brought in a Sepultura album. I was just floored by the drumming, and really into that style. From there, I bought a lot more albums of different types of music to broaden my playing ability. I tend to incorporate heavier elements in the music that we write, and somehow, we make it work.

Will: I got started on Breaking Benjamin when I was a teenager, and Saturate was the first rock album I listened to around then. From there, I’d gotten into other bands, like Three Days Grace, and Sick Puppies.

Rhiannon: Yeah, we all come from different backgrounds, but as Mike said, we make all those influences work to create what we’d call Echo 2 Locate.

ME: As the story goes, Rhiannon, you were initially a solo artist. When did you get around to meeting these guys?

Rhiannon: I had been training myself a lot on guitar growing up, took vocal lessons, and did a lot of vocal training over the years. My solo artist project was just so I could find myself in my own music, and what I wanted my sound to be like. But I always knew that I wanted to be in a band – to be part of a team, and be able to support other musicians who would support me as well. There was one day when I was really sick and tired of being a solo musician, and I wanted to be able to rock out with a full band.

So, I finally got on BandMix and came across this band that I wanted to audition for. When I auditioned at the time, it was Mike and this other guy, Chris. I got accepted in, which is how I got to know Mike. After the band had been together for about a month, I’d discussed with Mike about leaving that band to create a new one, that was both true to the sound and had the momentum to really go forward. We decided to do our own thing and create Echo 2 Locate. A year later, we found Will and Clarke on BandMix and had them audition, and it’s been great ever since. They’re really awesome.

ME: How do you think your chemistry is now?

Rhiannon: At this point, we’re all best friends. We get along and write really well together. I think another aspect that a lot of people don’t pay attention to is the chemistry onstage within the band. That’s really important to me. The first time I played alongside Will and Clarke onstage, it was absolutely phenomenal. It’s something that has to come naturally; you can’t force it. A lot of people assume we choreograph some of the things we do on stage, but in reality, it’s because we’re such great friends and we get along with each other so well.

ME: For your first EP, how did that come about?

Rhiannon: That EP was mainly to test the waters, to see how our fans and viewers would react to our releasing something official for the first time. Mike and I originally had a lot of it written before Will and Clarke came into the band. After they were in, they added their own twists into the songs, and we decided to test out what the main sound would be for all of them. From there, we tried to figure out what we’d put on our first full album and how that should ultimately sound. Now we know for sure what’s coming next for Echo 2 Locate.

ME: The two songs that stuck out to me were “Faster” and “Everything from Nothing” – what I’d like to call the deep cuts. What can you tell me about those songs?

Rhiannon: I wrote “Faster” when I was 17, and I’m 21 now. When I was trying to get it down, I kind of had this love/hate relationship with it. For some reason, parts about it annoy me, but at the same time, it’s one of my favorite songs. Basically, it’s something I worked out on acoustic guitar and wanted it to be electric so bad, so I gave it to Mike to see how it would come about in an electric setting. I’m really happy with the end result.

With “Everything from Nothing,” Mike had originally written the guitar for it. It was interesting because I wasn’t quite sure how to write lyrics to something like that. I’m not predominately a guitarist, but I had to really figure out how to play something while singing at the same time. I’d write lyrics that would flow along with my ability to do that, and then practice over and over for hours until I’d finally get it right.

ME: And now, you have a new single out, “High.” Tell me about that one.

Rhiannon: “High” was a song I did a majority of the writing for. It took me about a month to write, and I wasn’t sure how the rest of the band would react to it. I didn’t think they’d go for it, just because of how much more on the pop end it is, and it’s not normally our style. While writing it, I was really inspired by Marilyn Manson’s song “Kill4Me” in terms of the lead guitar riff. I don’t know why. It sounds nothing like it, but I just wanted something that came in with that catchy beat immediately.

After I showed it to the band, they loved it. I have a tendency to write songs that go on a bit too long, but they helped me with the structure, and cut it down so that the most important parts of the song actually shine. Once we worked on it for a couple of months, we eventually decided that it had to be the single, and as catchy and addictive to listen to as possible.

ME: Its production was done by Brian Wynn. What was it like working with him?

Rhiannon: We love Brian so much; he was awesome. He’s actually the guitarist in the band my boyfriend is in, called Hejira, and that’s how we met him. He had been asking us for almost a year if we’d record with him. I wasn’t so sure at first since I’d never heard anything from him. But once he gave me a sample of something he’d made, we’d decided, “This is what we need to do!”

Mike: I only needed to hear five seconds of it, and I was like “Yup!”

Rhiannon: Yeah, he was really pleasant to work with. When we recorded with him, everything went by smoothly and was super easy to do.

Mike: I got my drums done in…three hours?

Rhiannon: Three hours, yeah. We did drums first, then the guitars took one day, the bass took one day, and then vocals took half a day.

ME: It’s good that everything went so well. A lot of bands take this for granted, but in general, it’s not easy to find people you could really connect with.

Rhiannon: Absolutely! In fact, when we got Will and Clarke that was one of the most important things to us. We went through a couple of others, who were good musicians, but they didn’t fit personality-wise to consider a friendship with. It’s true that there’s a business side to the band, but we also want to make sure that we connect on a level where we can deal with being in a band together for weeks at a time.

Mike: I’d say it’s 50/50. 50 how good you can play and 50 how you connect with each other. You can be the greatest musician in the world, but if you can’t get along, it’s just not going to work.

ME: Looking back, what can you take away from this whole experience – being in a band and getting this far?

Rhiannon: A lot (laughs), whether it’s how to work a band, or how to actually make solid business decisions. I think one of the things we’ve learned as a band that we’ll hold with us forever is that the only definition of failure, to us, is when you decide to quit. There are parts of every career that you’re not going to like, and you’ll have to stomach. Our goal is to never quit, and not let anything stop us. If there are mistakes made, then mistakes are made. But things happen for a reason, and we can’t dwell so hard on the things we regret.

ME: It’s all about growth.

Rhiannon: Yeah! The most important thing to do is to live and grow as a family instead of letting mistakes of the past hold us back.

ME: They’ll creep up on you from time to time, but you remind yourselves just how much you care for one another.

Rhiannon: Exactly! Our big thing we’ve noticed is when people set out to achieve a goal, they do it, but then sit back down and say, “Well, that’s it,” and that’s not us. With every goal we achieve, we’re always raising the bar. For example, at the beginning of last year, we wanted to reach over a thousand followers and likes on Facebook, since we were so small in the Baltimore area. Within the next two months after setting that goal, we reached it – from 400 to 1,300. We also wanted to go on tour, and even though a lot of people said that wasn’t going to work, we were going to make it happen. Even if it was the worst tour in the world, we were going to experience it. We decided it was going to happen, and we made it happen!

ME: You don’t care whether it’s a dingy club or a theater; you just want to get out and play!

Mike: Yeah, we’ve been in some pretty dumpy places, but it’s just like you said – we just want to play. Even if we make one or two fans out of those shows, mission accomplished (laughs).

Rhiannon: It’s interesting because in the smallest venues we played, we actually sold the most amount of merchandise!

ME: That’s really cool! Lastly, anything you’d like to say to your fans?

Clarke: Personally, I’m just really appreciative when even one person says ‘thank you’ after a show. I’m blown away by the amount of positive and helpful feedback that’s been given to us. It’s crazy because a lot of people we’re surrounded by actually want to be a part of Echo 2 Locate. They want to help us out and hook us up with these really cool opportunities.

Rhiannon: We also want people to know that it’s a real pay-it-forward system. Even if someone doesn’t help us out, any way we can help them out, we would love to do and are always appreciative of that. We always strive to inspire our fanbase to follow their dreams. You can set out toward anything you want to do. It’s the law of the universe. The universe wouldn’t allow you to do something if you weren’t able to do it, but if you want it bad enough, you’re able to do it. - MusicExistence

"Band of the Day: Echo 2 Locate"

Ah, the start of the working week. No, wait – it’s a day off! So you have plenty of time to check out today’s Band of the Day, Echo 2 Locate…

How did you meet?

Rhiannon Neagle: I met Mike after auditioning and being accepted into a band that he had been in. After Mike and I left the band to create Echo 2 Locate, we went through auditioning people and eventually came across Clarke and Will off of Bandmix.

How long have you been playing as a band?

Rhiannon Neagle: Mike and I have been playing as Echo 2 Locate for almost two years now. Our newest members, Clarke and Will have been in the band for about 1 year.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

Rhiannon Neagle: The band’s name has always been and will always be Echo 2 Locate. The name came from the word echolocation. We decided to play off of it and came up with Echo 2 Locate. For us, it means that whenever you feel lost or you’re trying to find yourself and where your heart resides, to just listen for the sound to guide you. The number 2 represents how the band started with just me and Mike and us just being determined to make our dreams a reality.

What are your influences?

Mike Pritchett: Killswitch Engage, MXPX, Slick Shoes

Will Servary: Breaking Benjamin, Foo Fighters, Sick Puppies

Rhiannon Neagle: Nirvana, Highly Suspect, Green Day

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

Clarke Hildreth: All four of us bring different things to the table, which naturally gives us a unique sound. As a result our music has many influences ranging from alternative rock, to pop-punk, grunge, and metal.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Rhiannon Neagle: Overall, I tend to speak on self reflection and I kind of almost always land on this theme of “It’s okay to not be okay”. For our upcoming album the lyrics are going to be very raw, honest and outspoken and a use different vocabulary that I have never previously used in lyrics.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

Rhiannon Neagle: We make our live shows a true concert. We bring a mass amount of energy to the stage and get our crowds as hyped as possible. We have played a lot of shows as Echo 2 Locate and it may be too many for us to recall and count at this point.

What kit do you use / guitars do you play /etc.?

Rhiannon Neagle: I use a Billie Joe Signature Les Paul JR. with a Marshall amplifier on stage. I also use a shure sm58 microphone with shure in ear monitors.

Mike Pritchett: I use Ludwig drums, Sabian cymbals, Evans heads and Pearl pedals. I also use Vic Firth sticks.

Will Servary: I use an Epiphone Thunderbird pro bass. I also use a Bugera Veyron with a 210 and a 115 cabinet. As for my pedals, I use a Darkglass X7 and a Hyper Luminal compression pedal.

Clarke Hildreth: I play a Gibson Les Paul Standard, and I combine an Alesis Preamp with a Fender Blues Jr for my tone.

What are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

Rhiannon Neagle: Definitely the music video for our new single “HIGH” and our EP as a whole Calling Out. We also have a show coming up where we are opening up for the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Alesana.

What are your plans for 2019?

Rhiannon Neagle: We plan to record our very first album, play new shows, release new singles, and music videos. This year is going to be RAD for Echo 2 Locate.

If you were second on a three band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you?

Mike Pritchett: I would love to open for MCR if they were still together and have any band that we think is good and could bring energy to the table open up for us.

What do each of you like to do on a night off when you aren’t working or playing music?

Will Servary: We watch really bad cheesy horror movies together like Toxic Shark and Jason X. We do a lot of random things together. We still, to this day, haven’t been able to figure out the expiration dates to unboxed hot pockets.

Clarke Hildreth: It’s hard to catch me spending a night where I’m not playing my guitar. But I do like to have a night out with friends, whether it be going downtown or seeing a Nationals game. As a band, we all hang out with each other pretty frequently, as we’re all very close. - The Moshville Times

"Review: Echo 2 Locate EP ‘Calling Out’ Single/Video “High”"

Out of Baltimore, Maryland, the band Echo 2 Locate sends a formative mix of pop-punk, grunge, alternative rock, and metal influences, into what they create musically. Their sound though you could easily say doesn’t fit into any one pocket of music. Echo 2 Locate has created a unique sound and image for themselves.

Their recent music video release “High” certainly connects all the dots of what this bands message is– a realization that we all have things we deal with but we can still accept each other. “High” deals with mania a sometimes misunderstood part of many humans minds, however, the song helps us all to relate better to it and what is happening during mania.
Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Rhiannon Neagle relays,
“…The importance of everybody laying down at the end is actually crucial to the representation of ‘High’ as it represents the exhaustion after mania and how mania can never last forever.(‘I don’t need the ground beneath my feet, cause I just wanna feel so high’) However, just because that’s the meaning we gave the song and the video, doesn’t mean that’s what it will be for you. That’s why we kept it simple. Our job is to create music for our fans to connect to in their own way and to make them feel or think in a way that they haven’t before.”

Their EP as a whole ‘Calling Out’ is an exceptionally charged piece of music from track to track. Definitely looking forward to hearing what is to come next from Echo 2 Locate.
— Bridges Longbroade - Rock All Photography


Still working on that hot first release.



Coming from a mix of pop-punk, grunge, alternative rock and metal influences, Echo 2 Locate formed to create a unique sound and image. Based out of Maryland, they built a family and a following through their music. The group strives to make every show a true concert filled with a mass amount of energy throughout their performances. They always say the best moments of their lives are spent on stage.

“The purpose and goal for this band to bring those who feel alone, a place where they can feel at home.” - Echo 2 Locate

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