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“Their sound, first and foremost, is fun, youthful, fresh and genuine – full of unexpected guitar harmonies, fearless vocal styles and an authentic, unpretentious approach to the difficult genre”, so says writer for the popular Austin radio station KGSR, Samantha Dunn. Ms. Dunn was one of many who attended Mohawk Bends’ first show in 2018 at the legendary Stubbs venue. “Greatly appreciated by the crowd was the band’s smart utilization of mounting tension during verses, which allowed for moments of big, harmonious release that brought undeniable energy to the room.”
Starting in the winter of 2018, Mohawk Bends was founded by four like-minded Austin musicians, Alex La Fuente, Colin Clay, Chris Michael and Jonathan More. Following a private performance for close friends and family during SXSW with the touring California-based act, Hate Drugs, Mohawk Bends immediately began writing their first record. In the following months, the band made their public debut in high-profile Austin venues, including Stubbs and the Mohawk, and immediately charmed audiences with their polished, energetic performances.
In the Fall of 2018, Mohawk Bends self-recorded and produced their debut album, entitled Stay A While, which was met with praise from several media outlets, including the popular music blog Ovrld which stated: “Mohawk Bends may be freshly formed– they started playing together this winter– but on their debut single “Plaster Cast,” they perform with startling confidence, recalling the songwriting prowess of Britpoppers James at their prime.”
To date, Mohawk Bends have continued to play in premier Austin venues to an ever-growing fanbase. They have been featured on the CW’s 512 Studios Live program, shared marquis with national touring acts such as Local Natives, Hippo Campus and The Districts, and have begun writing and recording their next musical phase with the plans to release new music in the Winter of 2020.
The band is currently preparing for the release of their new single “See What You Do To Me” on January 11.
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