Introducing The Havocs, a self-described garage rock revival band from Liverpool formed in 2014. Their first gig, they are proud to say, was at the Fosnavaag festival in Norway playing to thousands of people and have supported top band The Heartbreaks giving them a chance to “wow” the audiences and give them further attention.
Since the amazing start to their time as a band they’ve played at the notorious Sound City festival in Liverpool and have played at Manchester’s Gullivers for Indie Week Europe, a festival famous in Canada on the same level as Reading or Leeds.
In early August, Tales From Tokyo, the debut single recorded at Spirit Studios in Manchester, was released digitally and gained a review from Lowdown, the timing of which was to coincide with the band’s scheduled support slot for Pigeon Detectives at Diamond Live Festival in Doncaster, which had sold out.
Their previous release Tales from Tokyo comes across from the start as a lively happy tune with clean sounding guitar and synth. The vocals however are beautifully contrasted against the construct of the rest of the song with its gruff sounding powerful vocals. It’s as modern indie as you can get with an edge, an edge that will no doubt set them apart from the rest. Choosing this song as a release was a great idea as it gives us, the audience a view as to the bands ability to write memorable lyrics and provide a lively and professional sounding accompanying music. Overall, a well rounded track, once which fools you into believing the band have been at it some time and leaves you wanting more.
The Havocs are currently hard at work gigging and producing their follow up E.P. due for release in the New Year.
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