Getting Reacclimatized With The Knitts At The House Of Machines
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…The Knitts is another band that I had heard a lot about but hadn’t yet seen live until tonight. In fact, I remember when their 2017 album Retreat was released, and I reacclimated myself with their music before the show. Damn… that was a solid album. The Knitts’ Retreat is a raw garage punk/punk revival that’s familiar yet also a breath of fresh air. Kinda like what The Strokes brought to music’s table with Is This It back in 2001.
Their House Of Machines gig was just as exciting as their music. Their lead singer, Justin Volkens, has a cool, calm swag about him as he sings his lyrics with a confident self-assurance. Their bassist, Jaime “Jimmy” Luque, seemed to be possessed as the thumped out basslines. With their fans in the audience, mostly female I gathered- who all seemed to slide up to the front- they played to the crowd and kept the energy level high and positive.
Having played a handful of gigs throughout 2019, I can only assume that they are in the process of writing and/or recording new music to be released in 2020. Here’s hoping that there are more gigs to follow….”