LA resident Hanni el Khatib is making heavy reverb waves ’round the country right now with his take of vicious pure Rock & Roll. His debut LP, WILL THE GUNS COME OUT, is a diverse collection of raw ‘fuck you’ blues rock anthems, drunken moaned ballads and rhythmic beach grooves, all couched in a socially conscious, despairingly earnest tone that is rare enough these days. Khatib effortlessly matches sharp relevant lyrics with crunchy fresh guitar riffs and minimal, pounding drums that would compel the most self-conscious wallflower to cut loose. See for yourself: the video for the single ‘Loved One’ is below. You can purchase his album now from STONES THROWsubsidiary INNOVATIVE LEISURE or just go to his show at the Brighton Music Hall April 27th.
by Christopher Collins