“Quaker City Night Hawks mix the boogie of ZZ Top with the dread of Black Sabbath on their latest album QCNH. Onstage, they’re even more ominous” - Rolling Stone best of SXSW
Quaker City Night Hawks’ played all over Austin during SXSW, and Rolling Stone says they were one of the “30 Best Artists We Saw In Austin”:
“Fort Worth’s Quaker City Night Hawks mix the boogie of ZZ Top with the dread of Black Sabbath on their latest album QCNH. Onstage, they’re even more ominous, with vocalists Sam Anderson and David Matsler’s howling augmented by the sludgy rhythm section of Aaron Haynes and Maxwell Smith. It’s intense Texas rock, and on the outdoor stage at the Yeti store on Friday, the band reveled in it, ripping through QCNH tracks like ‘Suit in the Back’ and ‘Hunter’s Moon.’ ‘We’ve become the hunted,’ Anderson yelled in the latter, seemingly happy to be caught in the trap.”
NPR Music also recently sang the band’s praises, including QCNH standout “Better in the Morning” in the latest Slingshot “Station Breaks” column, proclaiming “may the power of high-octane boogie rock compel and deliver you.”
QCNH, out now on Lightning Rod Records, debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, and top 40 of the Independent Albums Chart. Hear thundering album standout “Hunter’s Moon” here.
The band also did a stripped down, acoustic set for Paste during SXSW, watch the three song performance here.
Quaker City Night Hawks will head to Europe in the fall for a headlining tour, and more U.S. dates will be announced soon. Find a full list of tour dates here.