Battlehooch is known to break the boundaries of musical genres, crossing psychedelia, pop and rock n’ roll into a mutant-like sound that is epic and undefinable. Coming off of an east coast tour in April, the band is back home and hitting the ground running with new material.

The power group, which consists of Pat Smith (vocals); AJ McKinley (guitar/vocals); Tom Hurlbut (sax/flute/clarinet/vocals); Ben Juodvalkis (keyboards); Grant Goodrich (bass); Ryan Huber (drums/vocals), has a feel and sound that is similar to venturing through a new and uncharted world. It’s grand and beautiful. The band is furthering their repertoire with a new single titled “Grace of Lace.”

“Grace of Lace” is a perfect representation of the unorthodox and diverse sound that Battlehooch has built, featuring booming synths, a space-like duet vocals, and head-bobbing rhythm section. A driven sound that is fun and carefully orchestrated, a creative use of instrumentation and composition that takes traditional roots and messes with them, and a undeniably dancey and catchy feel that will leave you tapping your foot and moving for more: the song compiles all the facets that make this band unforgettable.

You can catch Battlehooch headlining The Independent later this June to witness their adventurous sound live, along with what you can expect will be an eclectic performance!

Battlehooch, Sun Hop Fat, Bear Lincoln, Lords of Sealand
The Independent
Friday, June 19
9pm, $13 (21+)