When Katy Perry endorses your music video you know you’re onto something and Little Rock band Knox Hamilton are definitely onto something big. On the strength of their new single ‘Washed Up Together’, these four rockers could arguably be the next big thing to come out of Arkansas. Producer Tim Pagnotta, who you might remember from his days as the lead of Santa Barbara outfit Sugarcult, rated them highly enough to agree to work on the single. The song is an uplifting bit of pop-rock that celebrates falling in love “Cast away overboard, tidal waves coming for us, young blood, washed up mad love, washed up,” There’s a young, carefree air in the rhythm of the guitars and the mellow vocal harmonies in the hook; the type of music you want blaring out of your car stereo in the summer.
The video for Washed Up Together is also worth getting excited about. Directed by Titanic Sinclair, it shows men and women, including Knox Hamilton members, getting shrink-wrapped in clear plastic. Though the band describes the process of getting vacuum-sealed as akin to “getting a giant hug from Hulk Hogan” it seems to be much less comfortable, what with the squished lips and pressed eyelashes that fill the screen.
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