Grouplove had only been together for one year when they started to break through to the mainstream. Their first show was at a club called El Cid in Los Angeles on May 10, 2010. The following year, they got a big break when their song "Tongue Tied" was featured in an Apple iPod commercial.
The members of Grouplove met and started making music together at a songwriter's conference in Greece. Lead singer Christian Zucconi says they had to continue the experience when they got back to America: "We all understood how rare it is for five strangers to feel as close as family and create passionate music together. We couldn't just return to Brooklyn and let the music we all made fade into a memory of that summer we had in Greece."
At a hometown show in Los Angeles in 2010, Grouplove handed out hundreds of pairs of sunglasses to the audience. When the band played the song "Naked Kids," they asked everyone in the crowd to put them on. Vocalist/keyboardist Hannah Hooper says "it looked insane."
Grouplove guitarist Andrew Wesson says if he didn't have to constantly be on tour, he'd be home surfing every day. Wesson says he grew up with surfing and that it's one of his favorite things to do. Wesson also enjoys the other comforts of home: sleeping in his own bed and his Mom's cooking.
Grouplove guitarist Andrew Wesson says Australia is one of his favorite countries to visit. As a life-long surfer, Wesson said surfing at Tweed Heads outside of Brisbane was "a dream come true." Another reason why Wesson loves Australia is because the way the band was treated there was "incredible."
In 2011, the Independent Film Channel broadcasted a documentary called Bloom, which chronicled Grouplove's experience at the 2011 South-By-Southwest festival in Texas. Filmmaker Jordan Bahat, who's also directed three of the band's videos, shot and produced the film. Grouplove guitarist Andrew Wesson called the festival "a crazy week" and "an interesting time in our career as a band."
When "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" climbed to #1 on the Hot 100, Katy Perry became the first woman to send five songs from one album to the top of the charts. The four previous chart-toppers from her Teenage Dream set were "California Gurls," "Teenage Dream," "Firework"; and, "E.T."