Words by Lauren Sorce
Are you guys ready for something fresher than spring? Knox Hamilton just released their debut full-length album, The Heights, just in time to break you out of hibernation. Straight outta’ Little Rock, Arkansas, best buds, Boots Copeland (bass, vocals), Cobo Copeland (drums), and Drew Buffington (lead guitar) cooked up an awesome alt-rock album for your listening pleasure.
Being the band’s first ever LP, let me just be the first to say, it’s pretty kick-ass for a debut album. Still not convinced? Well if you enjoy any of the musical stylings of Bad Suns, the 1975, Two Door Cinema Club or Young the Giant, you’re sure to love Knox Hamilton. With 13 tracks on their LP, there’s plenty to chose from, and something for everyone.
The title track, “The Heights” is more of an acoustic gem, with its fluttery vocals and light-hearted acoustic strumming, in comparison to “Back Porch” which is very rock oriented, bold, in your face, and undeniably catchy. Personally, although I love the entire album, my favorites are “Rightfully So” and “Sight For Sore Eyes”, as they are feel good songs, that are easily paired with my mediocre air-guitar skills. For anyone interested in something a bit easy going and laid back, “Call Me Up”, is something definitely suited for a road trip playlist, or an outdoor adventure.
Once again, Knox Hamilton has reached new highs, this time, with The Heights. Be sure to get your hands on the LP – I promise you won’t be disappointed.
© March 10th, 2017
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