Monday, May 7, 2012

The Kicks - Hawk Eyes

Hey guys I’m back probably for another one or two week run, let’s see how long this lasts. Today’s recommendation comes from Nashville, TN by the band The Kicks. Started back in 2007 in Little Rock, AR, they are a four piece band which came together when all the band mates were in college with Jordan Phillips on vocals and guitars, Adam Stark on lead guitars, Gabe Anderson on bass and Lucas Cummins on drums.
The Kicks produce a wide array of rock music which swings from Pop Rock to Rock to Hard Rock and touches onto Southern Rock with hints of Soul in it. Heavy on snare and toms they make upbeat songs with high octane energy, some loud guitars and delicious riffs but the feature that stands out most for me is Jordan Phillips’s vocals, he has this raspy voice with the right amount of nasal quality which is just perfect for their brand of music.
The song I’m recommending Hawk Eyes comes from their second album Sputnik Sessions. It’s an all out pop rock song full of energy and crunchy guitars, starts with a cool riff and takes off immediately, the pace and tempo of the song is such that you will immediately start bobbing your head, here’s what the band members said about the song
            I suppose it’s about a girl who has that ability to put you under her spell. It was written in a very specific kind of mood. Sometimes songs just kinda write themselves. One night “Hawk Eyes” just came out.” – Jordan Phillips
“Predatory birds. Despite popular belief, it has absolutely nothing to do with the state of Iowa or the University of Iowa. Sorry Iowa people I am a Golden Gofers fan!! One of 6 in North America.” – Adam Stark
Here’s the song,

If you like this song you can get it from the link below
Hawk Eyes - Hawk Eyes
If you’d like to know more about them here’s the link to their official website
Here they are live in Nashville, TN, video quality is not that great though

Still wanna know more about them, here’s the link to their MySpace page

The Kicks (MySpace)

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