In late 2010 The Hakks were born when singer/song writer/rhythm guitarist Roman Rathert, lead guitarist Michael Everly, bassist Daniel Platt and drummer Johnny Davis, who had performed and recorded under the name Amphetamine Gazzelle, recruited Davis’ old school chum and intensely intuitive guitarist John Carvell. Soon after Carvell took over duties on lead guitar and Everly joined Rathert on rhythm guitar, and the band name was changed.
The Hakks triple guitar attack is a potent combination of garage and psychedelic rock with more than a dash of punk thrown in for good measure. Playing all original material The Hakks mix melody with mayhem, combining catchy riffs with massive, and at time jaw dropping solos by Carvell. Rather’s eclectic writing covers a diverse range of topics, from classic film (“Lon Chaney”) to more traditional ballads (“Come On My Love”), absolute punk brawls (“Brace For The Fall”), TV’s Sesame Street (“Can You Tell Me How To Get There?”) and personal experiences – including nearly being electrocuted (“Blinding Light”). Every and Carvell also contribute to arrangements on fan favorites such as “Welcome To America”.
The Hakks DIY debut album, “Beyond The Valley Of The Be-Lo-Fi” is available as a 17 track CD with downloadable bonus content or 18 track download and can be purchased at shows or online at http://thehakks.bandcamp.com/ CDs also feature uniquely original artwork by Rathert, Carvell and Davis.