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"Evil Animals LIVE"

Up next were Evil Animals, a power trio based out of Boston that showcased an interesting mix of reggae, blues and R&B that definitely caught my eye. Their groovy rhythms and bluesy riffs sounded like a mix between Dispatch, The Black Keys and James Brown, excitingly unique tunes that blew my mind. "Pool Hall Jam", "Survive", "Traveling Soul", "Demise", "Alive", "All We Need" and "Treadwell" had everyone enjoying a great fusion of ground-breaking music, it's always refreshing when you see a band mix it up and getting dynamic results. Evil Animals have their self-titled debut currently available, tunes that will lift your psyche off the ground and into the rhythmic atmosphere. - GoLocalProv - Rob Duguay


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Evil Animals (self titled) - released November 24th, 2012

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It all began in the small attic of a house in Concord, NH circa 2010. Founding members Nate Powers and Dave Cocozziello got together to create the early moments of Evil Animals. Powers, heavily influenced by psychedelic rock and 80s and 90s punk rock, took to vocals and guitar while Cocozziello influenced by independent rock and punk began slamming the kit. The two wrote several songs with two-man line up and quickly realized they needed some low thumping bass. They reached out to their college friend, Eric Blum who began the role as founding bassist of Evil Animals.

After relocating to the Boston, MA area, the three decided on the name Evil Animals solely based around the melodies and beats coming from their animal-like instruments. They began to make a lot of instrumental music, a primal way of communication through their instruments. The ‘Evil’ was a way to describe their drive behind the musicality of their instruments. Evil Animals released a 4 song E.P. recorded both in their rehearsal studio and Powers’ apartment and played 15 shows within the first year. Blum however, decided to leave the group to pursue another career in the winter of 2011. Determined to write music and play shows, Powers reached out to long-time friend, Matt Barrett to play bass. Barrett joined Evil Animals in the winter of 2011 and played his first show that December.

Evil Animals went on to write and record their first studio-album in the summer of 2012 at Strewnshank Studios in Charlestown, MA and release it on November 24th, 2012. The ‘self titled’ album showcases many of Evil Animals influences and talents. They had since played over 30 shows in 2012 and have aspiring plans to continue promoting their ‘self titled’ album, playing shows in the New England area and writing new material in 2013!

Evil Animals is known as a wall of sound on the stage. “A power trio based out of Boston that showcased an interesting mix of reggae, blues and R&B that definitely caught my eye. Their groovy rhythms and bluesy riffs sounded like a mix between Dispatch, The Black Keys and James Brown, excitingly unique tunes that blew my mind.” – Rob Duguay, GoLocalProv Music Critic Although there are only three people on stage, the melodies and tone of Powers vocals and his screeching Hendrix-like guitar fits perfectly on top of Barrett’s bursting bass lines and Cocozziello’s canon-like precision. Together their fresh attitude and finesse makes each performance unique. Powers is also known to put down the guitar and bring out the keys and trumpet during their sets creating a smoky R&B vibe. Evil Animals are a band known to ‘experiment’ on stage. Never do they play the same way each time. They often will create a jam and ascend on a musical journey through the space and time. Their songs are malleable filled with peaks and valleys, a true testament to the term dynamic.

Evil Animals have performed at Hard Rock Café, Church, The Precinct, Tommy Doyle’s, Rosebud and All Asia Bar in the Boston area, Milly’s Tavern, Bicentennial SQ, True Brew Barista, Penuche’s and SAD Café in the southern New Hampshire area and The Met, Firehouse 13, Wheelhouse Tavern, Harris Bar, Crowebar, KC’s Tap, Mardi Gras, Olde Theater Diner, and The Apartment in the Rhode Island area. Be sure to check out the Evil Animals live in order to find out what all the hype is about.