Hello everybody, today I am back with the latest in my ‘Artist of the week’ series. Of course, this series is the one where I share with you an artist I have been loving over the past week in less than 400 words. I’m happy to say this week’s artist of the week is a fantastic alternative five-piece known as Hoax.
Hailing from Long Island the band is made up of Mike on lead vocals,frantz playing bass, Paul and kevin shredding the guitars and last but not least jacob on drums.
To describe their sound best I would have to say, if you put pop, R&B and Hip-hop in a blender, blended it and sprinkled it with smooth indie rock sensibilities you will have Hoax. Their sound is very distinctive and feels as if they have played around with the balance of the influences over time and I feel they have just hit the right recipe.
These guys are pretty new to the scene only having been releasing since 2016 however, in the last year they have racked up an impressive 850,000 streams across their string of singles and EP ‘Words that end with wh(y)’.
The latest single from the boys comes in the form of a track called ‘Barly’ taken off of the debut EP. Opening up about the meaning behind the song, Mike said ‘it’s about finding the cure to the epidemic that we all live in. No one person has the same exact opinions and perceptions as another, yet time and time again, the destructive notion that we all “barely” become what we want to be continues to persist’
These guys have got a really bright future ahead of them and I’m super excited to follow them on there journey, and if you wish to as well then I recommend following their socials, all links below: