“A dynamic trip across the rock spectrum” – ROLLING STONE
“Some of Hawkins’ most vivid songwriting yet” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Fresh off the presses, Taylor Hawkins proudly unleashes KOTA – his first ever album released under his own name, available NOW:
Listeners were given a scorching preview ahead of KOTA’s release with first single “Range Rover Bitch,” hotly praised as “a dynamic trip across the rock spectrum…a blistering punk burst” (ROLLING STONE) and a “revved-up old-school riff-heavy pow-popper” (STEREOGUM).
Whatever KOTA means, the six-song mini-LP takes off like Queen on a skateboard, featuring Hawkins on lead vocals and nearly every instrument, with help from a few comrades in arms. From the hypnotic groove of opener “Range Rover Bitch” through the closing rave-up “I’ve Got Some Not Being Around You To Do Today,” KOTA mixes Hawkins’ chops and influences with a true-to-life cast of characters to create a meditation on life as a rockstar stranded in the suburbs. It’s a short, sweet series of vignettes, but one that still strives to honor the tradition of Blur’s Parklife and The Kinks’ Are The Village Green Preservation Society.
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