It is very nice to stumble upon a real gem by the end of the year. This is exactly what the debut LP by Sonic Hawkins (a solo project of Darrell Hawkins, ex-Wild Palms guitarist) is.
Titled Muscle Beach, it is a brilliant collection of 10 ultra-hooky tracks, framed with distortion, dance punk sensibilities and unstoppable energy. This album will get you in the groove with its guitar riffs alongside cracking basslines and infectious spirit.
Stream below and purchase the record here, out now on Matthew Herbert’s Accidental Records.