Murder on My Mind
Lovehammers have carved out their own space in the Chicago music scene by their hard work and dedication to their fans. Described as 'The most Un-Pretentious F***-You Rock-N-Roll Band,' this quartet has done their homework and is a breath of fresh air in this often-stale industry. Lovehammers have stepped up to put the spark back in modern rock and they've brought their welder's torches with them. It's about time a band has turned up with full guns drawn, ready to delve out some serious rock and roll without skimping on the sex and debauchery that grunge so foolishly discarded. Their latest release Murder on My Mind, which has independently sold over 8,000 copies, encapsulates the Lovehammers' arrival as an act that sweeps aside the mope for pure sweat and energy. Murder collects the best elements of grunge and hard rock with a twist of punk that stems from the pure adrenaline the band possesses. Singer Martin Casey has best been described as a cross between Mick Jagger and Axl Rose, while the Kourelis brothers man the rhythm section with a sex appeal that is reminiscent to the early days of rock-n-roll. At the same time, guitarist Billy Sawichik effortlessly rips through riffs and chords to complete this power quartet. Their latest sessions with Steve Albini (Nirvana, Bush, Pixies), allowed the band to feel and create their own sound. Starting with a 'vibe,' their songwriting process is continuously developed by sparking off each other. As on stage, the Lovehammers' music is about creating energy, building up momentum and pushing it in the right direction. In the past few months Lovehammers' music has been featured on television shows, print, and requested for movie soundtracks. 'The Tunnel' will be featured in the 2005 Motion Picture 'Communication Breakdown,' 'This Town' has been chosen to be the theme song for the World Shidokan Championships on ESPN, 'Let's get Wasted' was heard on the NBC series 'Starting Over,' and the band can be seen in a Commonwealth Edison regional television commercial, as well as an episode of NBC's 'Starting Over.' Additionally, Lovehammers have recently been featured on the cover of SOAK Magazine. The band's perseverance and hard work have gained them several awards such as 'Lucky Strike Band to Band Combat' National Contest Winner, featuring them on the back of Rolling Stone Magazine, and were runner up in the John Lennon songwriting contest for 'Rain on the Brain,' and voted one of the top ten unsigned bands in America by Mars Music. Continuously selling out shows in Chicago, Lovehammers have also played sold out shows in New York, LA's Viper Room and Whiskey A Go Go. Adding to their Midwest tour, they toured with Nickelback/Jerry Cantrell, and have opened for such national acts as Interpol, Cold, Puddle of Mudd, Tantric, Revis, Alien Ant Farm, Lifehouse, American Hi-Fi, New Found Glory, and He'd PE to name only a few. They have also been invited to play SXSW, MOB Fest, CMJ and Atlantis Music Conference. 'Murder on my Mind', recorded at Smart Studios, was debuted on the following Billboard Charts: Independent Album Chart Internet Album Chart Heat Seekers Chart East Album Chart East North Central Album Chart.