Punk and Metal Vets Team Up For A New Kind Of Sound
The Hi-Nobles are comprised of former Mordred Scott Holderby, who's traded his snarl for a howl more out of New Orleans than his San Fran home-base, Avengers guitarist Greg Ingraham, Jeff Hashfield on organ, Henry Austin on bass and Guy Alvarez on drums. Hard to imagine what would bring a group like this together, but the combination of craig's-list ads, alcohol and the quest for is not only logical but spot on accurate.
"The Hi-Nobles gives me a chance to shape an up-and-coming group. It's something that hasn't happened in nearly three decades," states Ingraham. "It's nice to be back in the studio, and get back out with something really cool and new. "
The Hi-Nobles took their punk roots and soul from the garage from the soul and you can definitely hear both on Shake. The two loudest tracks, "Ain't No Sin" and "Miss Addy," feature Ingraham, as he says, "laying on the heavy fuzz." Elsewhere, the album is a tour de force of 60s mod and soul, with revved-up tempos ("Shake"), pop aspirations ("Shelter") and a groovy, organ-drenched blast of R&B ("Stings a Bit"), featuring the manic keys of Hi-Nobles secret weapon Jeff Hashfield. and created
The Hi-Nobles will be going to radio with the track "International Playboys," and are currently performing around the Bay Area. Look for a full jaunt across the U.S. in the Fall.
The Hi-Nobles will release Shake on Sept 15th on Zaentz Records.