If you read this blog regularly (and if you don’t, you really should) you know I have a deep affection for Knox Hamilton, Colony House, and both bands’ music, and when I found out they were joining forces for a nationwide tour, my heart did backflips and somersaults. I had the pleasure of chatting with Knox Hamilton’s lead singer Boots Copeland recently, who was gracious enough to take a break from loading up the tour van to give me some updates to share.
I first spoke with KH’s Drew Buffington and Brad Pierce back in June, and at that time, the unsigned Arkansas band was putting music out independently in EP form, and had mostly played regionally, with appearances at some local festivals like Wakrausa. BUT NOW….their song “Work It Out” has been all over Sirius XM’s Alt-18 Countdown for what seems like forever, recently scoring the number 1 spot. They’ve recently signed with label Prospect Park, quit their day jobs, and have embarked on their first ever national tour. I’ve also been assured that new music from KH will be out soon. Boots says they feel good about it.
If you haven’t gotten familiar with KH yet, you ought to! Think Phoenix meets Two Door Cinema Club….but I bet we’ll all be describing bands as “sounding like Knox Hamilton” in the not-so-distant future.
KH will play the Music City on September 27th at Mercy Lounge, a fantastic opportunity to support our hometown favorites Colony House and meet KH. If you can’t come to the Nashville show, I’m sure they’ll be in your neighborhood at some point:
I’m not able to be at the Nashville show myself, but I WILL be at the Charlotte, NC show on October 18th and posting a review for you! Come say hello if you’re there…