Sold on the Subaru
In 2015, the band really started to take off. With a year of touring on the horizon, Whitherward bought a Subaru Outback, put some of their stuff in storage, and everything else, well, that went into the Subaru.
“The director of our videos sold us on the idea of a Subaru,” explains Ashley. “The car is bulletproof. When we tour the West – especially states like Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, or Utah, it is in its element. It is not only great with the miles we need to cover, but also the rough roads, mountains and tough weather we need to drive through.”
Ed adds, “I remember very clearly driving around in the backseat of our director’s Subaru Outback and thinking, ‘This is exactly what we need.’ It is roomy, goes everywhere, has well-balanced four-wheel drive, and it goes up mountains just like that!”
Roomy enough for band equipment and much more
In the USA, Whitherward travels with a full PA, guitars, luggage, merchandise and stands. The Subaru Outback fits all that and sometimes even their violinist Stephanie De Groot and her friend when they join the tour.