Posted On 16 Sep 2014
On Friday, September 12th, the indie bands Knox Hamilton and Colony House played at the Silverlake venue, The Satellite. The Satellite is known as the taste maker for east Los Angeles, introducing people to rising bands from across the world and down the block too.
Colony House was the headliner of the night and they certainly filled the space. Based in Franklin, Tennessee, this trio classifies themselves as an alternative rock band. The trio consists of brothers Caleb and Will Chapman and Scott Mills.
Before the show, I had read that their heart-on-sleeve honesty is just one of the qualities that make Colony House a special band. And indeed what makes their album, When I Was Younger such a remarkable musical statement. Each member had great stage presence and performed with emotion and spirit.
For more about Colony House, check out my interview with the band here: Colony House Interview
Colony House – “Silhouettes”
Opening for Colony House was the Little Rock, Arkansas band, Knox Hamilton. This four-member band consists of Boots Copeland (bass, guitar and vocals), Bradley Pierce (keys and vocals), Cobo Copeland (percussion) and Drew Buffington (guitar). Their brand of music could be described as indie dance pop, electronic or even 70s reboot disco. Their music is filled with tight hooks and danceable melodies.
Their current hit single climbing the charts is “Work It Out”. The crowd definitely knew every word but who couldn’t as the chorus is ridiculously catchy. It belts out “I know we can work it out!” Knox Hamilton does an incredible job of blending laid back guitar riffs and catchy bass lines together.
Their rhythmic drum beats and soaring vocals produce a sound that’s as likely to make you want to visit the beach as it is to move your feet.
Stay tuned for my interview with the band!
Knox Hamilton – “Work It Out”
These two bands won’t be performing at these intimate venues for very much longer so be sure to catch them while you still can!