Hats Off

Hats Off

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Hats Off is a hard rock band with an eighties punk influence. You won’t hear any eclectic noise out of these boys. Without gimmicks, current pop trends or a pretty boy image, these guys play fast & catchy tunes that are honest and have a raw, energetic sound to them.

Biography

Newport, Kentucky's Hats Off is a hard rock band with an 80's punk influence. Originally started as a three-piece old school punk band, Hats Off have been playing in and around the Cincinnati area since 2001. Some of their influences are Bad Religion, Screeching Weasel, Descendents and Social Distortion. As a three-piece, HO independently released two CD's and the band's hard work earned them highlights of playing shows with many national acts including punk legends The Vibrators & UK Subs.

In 2004, long time friend Matt McClure joined the band to fatten up the guitar sounds and complete the line up. While other bands are doing the artsy and eclectic thing, Hats Off have stuck with their rock and punk roots. Hard, fast & catchy, Hats Off's music is played with energy and passion.

Hats Off have played the following festivals and music conferences:
*Cincinnati's "Midpoint Music Festival" September, 2004
*Detroit's "Motor City Music Conference" April, 2005
*Cincinnati's "Punk & Metal Fest" 2004 & 2005
*Sudsy's "Battle for Warped Tour" 2005
*"Cincy Punk Fest V" 2006
*"Cincy Punk Fest VI" 2007

Lyrics

Holding On

Written By: Hats Off

Holding On

I can’t help myself
When I look in your eyes
Healing rays of light
From the sun and the moon
I can’t stop thinking about you

You caught me off my guard
I wasn’t ready for your smile
Feelings came in no time
And soon I know you’ll be gone
But I won’t stop thinking about you

Another month’s gone by
I’m here without you
I’ll be here holding on
Cuz all I want is you

Kenny Knows

Written By: Hats Off

Kenny Knows

Finding out that everyone hates you
Aint enough to make you change
Over and over you say you don’t need them
Who really cares what they say anyway
They’re not the ones you go home to
They’re not the ones who got your back
They’re not the ones who dictate your life… And that’s a fact

Over and over again
You get beat down by your so called friends
Try real hard to blend
But you know that you don’t fit in
This aint the simple life
You don’t get no breaks or a free ride
Those kids are all the same
They don’t know what you know
They got half the brain

It’s like Kenny Rogers said all you need is
Someone to love - something to do (2x)
Something to look forward to

Pacified again to be the fool amongst a crowd that’s in
Even though you know you don’t need them
You find comfort in their company
They laugh behind your back
And make fun of you right in your face
But those kids are all the same
They don’t know what you know
They got half the brain

Accumulation

Written By: Hats Off

Accumulation

300 million Americanized
Strangers among strangers
With unopened eyes
Shallow obsessions
No social connection
Work, buy, consume, die (2x)

A brand conscious culture
In pursuit of accumulation
There’s something simple that We’ve all been missing

Our lifestyles no longer sustain us
The best is not enough we want more
Our values are bad we are more into things
When will we all wake up

In a world full of strife and poverty
Meaningless things render majority
A blindfold society no unity
When will we all become one (2x)

Discography

3 song demo - Untitled (Released Dec. 2002)
EP - Bring Yer Drinkin Shoes (Released Oct. 2003)
2 song demo - Untitled (Released Dec. 2004)
LP - Accumulation (Debut full-length Released June,2006) Recorded by Erwin Musper (Van Halen, Scorpions)

Set List

We typically play 12-15 songs (30-45 min.) and often we play a cover or two.

Here is a list of some of our songs:

Different Today
Coming Up
Kenny Knows
Holding On
Accumulation
One Special Night
Fine Without You
Patriot
Infidelity
Dysphorian Uprise
Getaway
Your Fault
Mr. F**kface
Adikt
Wait To See
Stagfight
Natural Dick
Something Better
This Time
Passing Days
Make It Right
Searching For Identity