(Photo Credit - Matthew Kennelly)
There's something very classic about TK & The Holy Know Nothing's new record The Incredible Heat Machine. We think it's perhaps because it was recorded live with no overdubs, on stage at the OK Theatre. Records just aren't made that way anymore and we love it. TK & The Holy Know Nothings are a beloved band from the Portland, Oregon area and it seems with each release their cult following grows. For frontman Taylor Kingman and Co. the whole thing centers around strong songwriting and that's one thing they certainly not in short supply.
Brash and loose, the band brings an alt/country or Americana sensibility that we haven't seen since Shakey Graves. The band knows how to bring it on a big groovy boogie like "The Incredible Heat Machine" and they also know how to lay it out methodically on tracks like "Bottom of a Bottle".
We think that TK & The Holy Know Nothings have a great one on their hands with The Incredible Heat Machine and it should help the five-piece expand to a more national base. If you're remotely into boozy, alt/country you simply have to give TK & The Holy Know Nothings a try.
Rating - 4/5