t to both shake your hips to the groovy beats and head bang to the raw, forceful energy they present. Heading that wave is the group's lead singer, Bayli Mckeithan, who spoke to The Daily Californian before their Jan. 23 show at the Fox Theater in Oakland with Albert Hammond Jr. and Jake Bugg. Though the group's rock and hip hop influence stems from the records their parents used to play, Mckeithan discovered her love of jazz from her grandparents. "My favorite male singer ever is Nat King Cole," Mckeithan said. "When I was in middle school, I discovered people like Nat, Ella Fitzgerald and the Rat Pack from my grandparents, and I really wanted to sing like that.
of her bandmates. Her siblings Reef and Kaya Mckeithan create dynamic, powerful rhythms on drums and bass, respectively, while guitarists Daisy Spencer and Russell Chell tango with six strings as they shred back and forth between funky progressions and grisly solos. While these sounds aren't contained on a full length album yet, their upcoming debut, Show Me Some Skins, is set for release later this year, according to Mckeithan. The band has released the single, "Dead Hands," swimming in swarthy bass lines, thick, heavy chords, and muted guitar Puma Rihanna Velvet Red
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riffs. The band has also released two EPs, with funky Puma Fenty Green yet screeching guitars on "Killer" and spiraling progressions and drums on "Going Down. "Though the band displays maturity in terms of their skill, they also are able to channel their youth through their music as well.
"Our sound is mature," Mckeithan said. "But the energy is very fun and carefree. Most of our songs have lyrics about our life experiences, self expression, self love, the city and stuff like that. "The band's high level of musicianship often tricks people into thinking they are older than they actually are, though age has never proven to be a barrier to the band. "It's.