Charleston, SC indie rock 4-piece Whitehall (currently on tour supporting Goo Goo Dolls) have just dropped their new single “Don’t Check Your Phone.”
The track was inspired by a situation that should be relatable to anyone who has ever waited impatiently for a romantic interest to reply.
“Don’t Check Your Phone” began in the moments between texting a crush and waiting for a reply, my brain buzzing with all the potential outcomes. I wrote this song to pass the time while waiting for that text and to prepare my mind for when things didn’t work out.”– Whitehall
The band’s run with Goo Dolls runs through November 20. See dates below.
“Don’t Check Your Phone” follows the recent release of “Rose,” the first single off their upcoming Enci Records label debut.
Whitehall merges a dancey demeanor with an insatiable desire for more out of life, making for an incredibly energetic and heart opening live experience. When they aren’t shotgunning La Croix, Whitehall tours the east coast.
Whitehall has released a pair of albums, along with their recent ‘Garden Song’ EP, which debuted earlier this year. Watch for more new music from the band to be released in 2023.
Opening For Goo Goo Dolls
NOV 05 Coronado Performing Arts Center – Rockford, IL
NOV 06 Embassy Theatre – Fort Wayne, IN
NOV 07 Morris Performing Arts Center – South Bend, IN
NOV 09 Louisvlle Palace Theatre – Louisville, KY
NOV 11 Stiefel Theatre For The Performing Arts – Salina, KS
NOV 12 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa – Catoosa, OK
NOV 14 ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX
NOV 15 Tobin Center For The Performing Arts – San Antonio, TX
NOV 16 The Buddy Hall Of Performing Arts & Sciences / Helen Devitt Joes Theater – Lubbock, TX
NOV 18 Kiva Auditorium – Albuquerque NM
NOV 20 Plaza Theatre – El Paso, TX
What others have said about Whitehall:
““Rose” opens with a reverberated guitar and vocals, joined shortly by the rest of the band and offering us a bouncing rhythm that is sure to repel the thoughts of one’s impending seasonal depression. It is definitely a song designed for driving with the windows down, so be sure to squeeze it in before winter rips out our souls.”- Up To Hear
“Half garage-rock noise, half polished guitar pop…massive riffs and muscular rhythms…raw-but-melodic gems, gleaming with shimmering hooks and big, full-throated choruses.”- Charleston City Paper
“There are moments on this album where you’ll find yourself nodding in agreement, or cringing in disgust at yourself because of a certain uncomfortable memory that the lyrics bring to mind. These moments are often accompanied by loud, beefy guitar tones and well-timed drum hits that exist to help ease the pain.- Extra Chill
“The 4-piece write on ideas of aging, personal growth and their thoughts and feelings as the group enters their mid-20’s. It’s a holistic idea of what this band is all about, combined with all the sonic elements that craft their earnest and hearty songs.”- Play Too Much