Team Spirit, Hints
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Hailing from Birmingham, Peace are a young four-piece pointing the way for a new generation of British guitar bands. Their debut release, EP Delicious (out in USA in December), has a sense of adventure and playfulness that led it to enter the UK iTunes chart at 14, surprising everyone, especially the band. Singer Harrison said “Up until now we’ve been working a a release rate of 1.5 songs a year, so this is us basically smashing our personal best. I can’t really work out what EP ‘Delicious’ is but I think that’s the best way to feel.”
Signed to Columbia Records, Peace are an incredible live band with over 200 shows alone in 2012, playing with the likes of Mystery Jets, Manic Street Preachers and Vaccines. They’re in the studio with Jim Abbiss finishing up their debut album which will be released early 2013.
Ayad Al Adhamy looked over at his guitar collecting dust in the corner and decided that he had had enough. He picked it up, fell back in love and Team Spirit was born.
Needing a band, he got in touch with his old shred-metal college roommate Roman Tobias Pettigrew (who had spent the last few years in Los Angeles starting a cult) and recruited Cosmo Kilburn Di Giulio after finding and nearly losing him after a night's drinking in a country music bar. The line-up is rounded off by ball-kickin' drummer Mike Addesso.
Bursting with soulpower, Team Spirit's music is a cocktail of Motown basslines, Thin Lizzy-esque duelling guitars, 90's sing-along hooks, Glam beats and Chuck Berry feet.
Do you like to rock? Do you like to move your body and shake those hips of yours? Exactly.
So then, friend, get out the drinks, light your cigarette, lace up your boots and turn it up to eleven! Prepare yourself for the new mavericks of Rock n' Roll: Team Spirit.
Ronald Reagan, Lady Thatcher, and the looming shadow of thermonuclear war may be behind us, but shimmering, bedroom-poster guitar pop is forever. Hints’ music is the sound of sunburned American guys from Texas, Georgia, California, and Massachusetts raised properly on the soggy greys of eighties UK.
"Hailing from the indie mecca of Brooklyn, Hints sound like the Smiths' well-produced grandson… they have their sound nailed down, they're plenty catchy, and most of all, they're fun." – All Things Go
Hints are primed and ready to release a batch of new tracks produced by madman visionary Ayad Al Adhamy (of Team Spirit, Passion Pit) and mixed by Andrew Maury (RAC, Ra Ra Riot, Panama Wedding), responsible for Hints’ previous Vol I, Vol II, and Vol III.
Hints are Garrett Morin, Collin Lewis, Wyeth Hansen, and James Ellis.