Free Hat
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Free Hat

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Established on Jan, 2016
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Few bands of our time are able to transport the listener to another world solely through the strum of a chord, a brooding baseline, or hypnotic drum beat. Free Hat, an emerging Atlanta-based jam band, is one of these few bands.

Lead by guitarists Niko Maheras and Jonathan Zalzman, whose optimism and meticulous nature shine in the band’s neat jams, Free Hat is a refreshing escape from the regurgitated pop rock that currently rules the radio. Carrying the base of the spellbinding tunes is bass guitarist Taylor Nichols, who builds a solid, brooding foundation which the guitar riffs dance upon.

Together, Free Hat is the heady, unrestrained band you’ve missed from the days of Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, with a modern twist of surrealism. Having built a loyal fanbase in the Atlanta, Georgia area, Free Hat is quickly emerging as a band that energizes the youthful rocker in every music lover, regardless of age. The jams they’re producing sound like the trippy love child of Jimi Hendrix and Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, with a unique improvisation style that makes it all their own. Free Hat is a band proving itself worthy with each show they play. Their musical maturity is far beyond their age, creating a style far beyond their years, while still being fresh, contemporary, and delightfully crunchy.

Free Hat ultimately provides unrestrained drama juxtaposed with precise riffs that mix together to create a dream-like sequence of musical bliss.

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