The Had Knots

The Had Knots

 State College, Pennsylvania, USA

The Had Knots are an Indie Rock n’ Roll band comprised of Penn State students. Dedicated mainly to originals, we strive to create unique arrangements embodying rich harmonies, brash guitar riffs, lively keys, and full-bodied horn lines all while doing our best to get people to dance and sing along.


STOP, listen, and then look! If a picture is worth a thousand words then a song is probably worth between 3000-3250. We would like you to listen to at least one of our tunes before continuing on!

The Had Knots formed in State College, Pennsylvania, in the fall of 2010 after about a year of collaboration between various members of the band. After playing several student showcases and winning a Battle of the Bands in April 2011, the Had Knots released their debut EP "Sidewalk Chalk" on April 28, 2011. While continually developing new material the Had Knots are always looking to grow their fan base by playing as many live shows as possible. Influences include 1950's and 60's rock n' roll such as the Beatles, and more modern bands like Dr. Dog.


Sidewalk Chalk (Debut EP)