Hello Chief Has A Native Language

“I would loosen the snares and pretend to play Jingle Bells,” says Jonathan Wooding of indie rock band Hello Chief, as he recalls his 11-year-old attempt at playing the drums. “My dad said if I could learn to play a snare drum, he’d buy me a drum set, but that obviously didn’t work out so well.” Wooding instead went with the bass guitar. And when one conversation in his high school gym class forced him to cross paths with long-time friends Jake Hollier and Jordan Wright (drums and guitar, respectively), Hello Chief was born.