Interview: Knox Hamilton
Written by Maria Serra on July 22, 2018
Every day is a Hawaiian shirt kind of day for the guys of Knox Hamilton, a trio from Little Rock, AR who is revolutionizing the world of indie alternative one song at a time. Cobo and Boots Copeland along with Drew Buffington are sharing their unique blend of indie pop and alternative on their summer Beach Boy tour hitting over 20 of America’s greatest cities and homes to live music.
With influences drawn from fabulous performers like Toto and Michael Jackson all the way to inspiring bands like Foster The People and Coldplay, Knox Hamilton is sure to please classic and modern rock fans across the board.
With the release of their debut single “Work It Out” shortly followed by their first album “The Heights” in 2017, the guys began to gain attention quickly from the indie community. Drummer Cobo Copeland noted that the switch from releasing music independently to releasing it through a label had minimal impact on the songwriting process. He said, “We were just writing what we wanted and I think that kind of stuck with us.”
“The Heights” drew in an unimaginable amount of support and popularity that fueled the release of 2018 singles “Trade My Trips” and “Video Sunshine.” Both can be found on the Beach Boy – EP perfect for your summer beach playlist.
Knox Hamilton finds the words to say and the music to write in a very special place. Cobo said: “Our wives are almost always our inspiration. Doesn’t even come close. ‘Trade My Trips’ is pretty much a love letter stating, ‘I’d trade every tour to love you more.’”
With such an sentiment behind their sound, it’s hard not to fall madly in love with this refreshing group. Even their music videos are done unlike most others. “Video Sunshine” was shot entirely on an iPhone and impresses viewers and is guaranteed to give everyone a good laugh.
Though they would trade their trips, they are doing us all a favor and will be heading to Cleveland’s Beachland Tavern July 24 featuring Brother Sundance and local support from Spirit Of The Bear of Youngstown, OH.
Find a city near you for an unforgettable and intimate concert experience with the most authentic band emerging in the indie scene. Don’t forget to bring your shades, leis and beach boy attitudes. Feel free to bring them some Taco Bell; they are quite inspired by that, too.